Dogs at the V&A
A unique art tour for dog lovers by Harrison Goldman.
A secret kennel lies within the galleries of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Whilst the dogs inside one of England’s greatest museums do not bark, they silently provide a key insight into the ways man’s best friend has been depicted in various art forms throughout history.
This tour will look at the history of different breeds and how they have been depicted in various materials. In doing so, we will undertake a deeper consideration of the relationship between hound and huntsman, canine and companion. By drawing upon the wide ranging nature of the V&A’s collection, we will detect how artists portrayed certain characteristics which are recognisable today.
About Harrison Goldman:
Graduated from The Courtauld Institute, worked at Christie’s in the House Sales and Decorative Arts Departments and the other sourcing various fine and decorative art for a private client’s two country estates, worked as a researcher at the Bauhaus Centre in Tel-Aviv , and now returned to London.
Images form Victoria and Albert museum:
Lion Newfoundland (Painting) Landseer, 852-1894
Large Greyhound (Porcelain) Minton, C.59-2013
Hogarth’s Trump Pug (Porcelain) Chelsea & Roubilliac, C.101-1966
King Charles Spaniel Snuffbox (Goldboxes) Antonio Agnetti LOAN:GILBERT.489:1, 2-2008