After the Original Oil on Canvas, dated 1897.
JOHN EMMS (English 1847-1912)
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A FINE STUDY OF THE CLASSIC HUNTING POINTER.
The original painting
has the name "Ruby" hand written at the top just to the right of
centre. It is
not clear to which animal this refers, possibly the bitch in the
background since "Ruby" is unlikely to the a dog's name. Emms
appears to have had trouble with the tail of the principal dog since there is
strong evidence of rushed and crude over-painting in the original artwork.
Uncharacteristically for Emms, it would seem that he ran out of canvas on
the right hand edge and redrafted the tail without worrying too much about
the end result. In our
version, this very objectionable fault (see below) has been eliminated, as has the extensive
craquelure in the centre of the frame. The final cleaning and general
restoration has brought this imposing image back into fine condition.
John Emms was born in
Norfolk, England in 1884. He was an avid hunter and a painter of dogs,
horses and all things to do with hunting. He exhibited extensively at the
Royal Academy and most other important London venues. He married in 1880
and soon thereafter moved to Lyndhurst in the New Forest, England. He
remained at Lyndhurst for the rest of his life. He died in November
PRINT ON "MONET" CANVAS - Limited Edition of 250
23 x 33½ (584 x 851 mm)
Printed on a canvas: 24 x 36 inches (610 x 915 mm).
Please allow an
additional 3 days for delivery of this special canvas edition print.
(1) The original oil painting is
x 44 inches (787 x 1118 mm).
(2) This image is not presently available as a print on paper.
The water, dust and abrasion resistant canvas should be put on a stretcher or
laid on backing board before framing. It will not need to be under glass.
Canvas is a natural product that can shrink slightly and unpredictably
after printing. Do not order a stretcher or frame until you have
measured your delivered print.
(5) If you wish and at no extra cost, the canvas print will be
finished with a satin varnish to make it suitable for unprotected
(6) Canvas prints may be subject to import duty and local sales tax.
(7) This canvas should be laid on
board, using archive grade adhesives. If you wish to stretch it we will
reduce the image size to give a margin to enable this to be achieved.
Poorly redrafted tail seen in the original painting.
Invisibly corrected in our prints.