Buchanan's Dog Prints
Curious find you have there...I actually recognized a couple of them!
James Buchanan, the whisky maker, had a passion for among other things
hunting dogs and was known for collecting portraits of dogs by various artists.
In the early part of the 1910 ads for Buchanan's Black & White, you can find
many examples of the dog portraits he acquired (usually of single dogs), and
this continued into the 1920's with portraits for pairs of dogs.
Begining about 1930 Buchanan's began making regular offerings of prints for
some of these collected portraits to buyers of the company's whisky brands
(see attached photo).
To the Right are "Two Cairn Terriers" (above), and "Two Wire-haired Fox Terriers".
In the center are "Scottish Deer Hounds" (above), and "Great Danes" (below)....
from the 1930-spring offering.
To the Left are "A pair of black cocker spaniels" (above) and "A pair of English
All 6 of these are prints of works done in chalk by Arthur Wardle (1864-1949)
The originals to which were sold at Christie's London Auction House in May 2004.
These prints should date from 1929-1933, after which time Buchanans had settled
on using Black & White Terriers as 'mascots' to be used in all Black&White brand ads.
Walter C Hurst
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