19th century chromolithograph after one of Sir Edwin Landseer’s most famous paintings, “Alpine Mastiffs Reanimating a Distressed Traveller” and which was painted by the artist when he was 17. It shows two of the celebrated dogs rescuing a lost traveller, while the monks are rushing from the hospice to help the person lying in the snow. It’s arguably the sole reason St Bernard’s were thought to wear small barrels around their necks as they saved lost souls. The image stuck, no doubt helped along by Swiss Miss commercials and classic cartoons.
Another interesting historical element of the painting is that one of the Saints in it, a dog named “Caesar,” was sired by “Lion” who lived in the St. Bernard Hospice around the same time as the famous St. Bernard, “Barry.” “Lion” is believed to have been the very first St. Bernard to arrive in England, his owner Mrs. Boode of Leasowe Castle, Cheshire. “Lion’s” portrait was also painted by Landseer
This is very old and has wear and loss commensurate with age but once it has been remounted and framed it will look great
Measures approx 64 x 48cm
Will be sent via 48hr courier
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