Arthur Wardle (British, 1864 – 1949)
Setters Working, early 20th century
Watercolor painting on paper
Signed to the lower right
Presented in a gilt 20th century French style frame
Gallery label to the verso
British artist Arthur Wardle is known for his paintings of animals and sporting scenes, particularly those featuring terriers. He began exhibiting at the London Royal Academy at age sixteen, and he would exhibit more than 100 works there and the Society of British Artists during his lifetime. Much of his ouvre can be divded into two categories: domestic and exotic animals including polar bears, leopards, and tigers. His work has been widely reproduced and published on postcards, calendars, cigarette cards, and boxes of chocolate. Widely sought after, Wardle’s work has been collected by multiple institutions including the Tate Gallery, Leeds Museum, and The Kennel Club, among others.
- slight toning to paper; abrasions, nicks, and finish loss throughout the frame; some cracks to molding at corners.
- measures frame; sight measures 19.5" W x 24.5" H.