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“a 'must' for any collection featuring animal painting, and provides a survey of the dog as depicted in art from before the birth of Christ to modern times, around the world.” - Midwest Book Review

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  • Hardcover: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist; 2 edition (February 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851495762
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851495764
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 1.5 x 12.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #900,124 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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William Secord is the world's leading authority on nineteenth century dog paintings, and the owner of the eponymous gallery on Manhattan's Upper East Side, specializing in the sale of fine nineteenth and early twentieth dog and animal paintings.

With a background in art history and arts administration (B.A. with Honors in Art History, Carleton University; M.A. Arts Administration, New York University), Secord worked at the Museum of American Folk Art before embarking on his career in dog and animal art. In 1981 he became the first director of The Dog Museum of America in New York City, which mounted an impressive series of exhibitions. When the Museum moved to its current headquarters in St. Louis in 1986, Secord started his own art business and in 1990 opened a commercial gallery.

The author of many books and articles on the subject of the dog in art, Secord's first book on dog painting, Dog Painting, 1840-1940, A Social History of the Dog in Art, published in 1992, went into six printings and is now out of print. His 456 page revision of this book, now entitled, Dog Painting, A History of The Dog in Art, is lavishly illustrated in full color with 525 illustrations.

Secord is also the author of Dog Painting, The European Breeds, his second book for The Antique Collectors' Club, published in 2000, and now in its second edition. His third book on nineteenth century dog painting A Breed Apart, The Art Collections of The AKC and The AKC Museum of The Dog, with 450 color illustrations, was published in 2002 by the Antique Collectors' Club, and is currently in its second printing. Secord also co-authored Best in Show, The Dog in Art from the Renaissance to the Present, a catalogue published by Yale University Press in 2006. His latest book, The American Dog at Home, The Dog Portraits of Christine Merrill, published by ACC Editions in 2010, is in its second printing.

An acknowledged expert in the field, Secord has lectured extensively on dog painting. He is active in many dog and animal-related charities. He served on the National Board of Directors of The ASPCA from1997 to 2008. He is member of the Morris and Essex Kennel Club, an overseas member of The Kennel Club, London, and a life member of The British Sporting Art Trust.

Please visit William Secord Gallery website to see our entire collection: www.dogpainting.com

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Susan Ewing on April 6, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Get a head start on your Christmas shopping, and buy this book for your favorite dog lover! Buy one for yourself, too! Over 525 prints of magnificent art featuring many different breeds. Hounds and terriers predominate, but there are lots of toy and working breeds as well...even two pictures of my breed, the Corgi! William Secord's commentary is wonderful, dealing with the art, the artists, and the breeds. My only complaint is that it's too large to hold...no reading in bed with this book! Of course, any smaller and the artwork would shrink. It's worth the inconvenience. Honestly, I can't say enough good about this book. I love it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on November 16, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Dog Painting: A History of the Dog in Art packs in color photos of dog paintings to accompany a history of U.K. and America's 'golden age' of dog paintings. From the dog's role in continental art to the influence of social and political forces in dog portraits, DOG PAINTING offers a survey of a variety of breeds, considers show and working dogs alike, and provides plenty of dog information along with artistic commentary. A 'must' for any arts collection.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Stefani Woodams on July 12, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book is an excellent presentation of both dog art and dog history. As a 50 year fan of all things canine I have enjoyed this book. I am also an animal artist so I can admire all the work of other artists from years ago.

A great gift for someone who really likes dogs from Great Britain.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Linda Deutsch on December 18, 2013
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I have Mr. Secord's 3 previous books and have visited his gallery in NYC. He truly is a world renown authority! This 2009 book is an update & expanded version of his 1992 book with additional text and it has increased images from 155 color & 342 B&W (1992) to 543 all color plates (2009). While all 4 are wonderful resources this edition is clearly the epitome of those published to date.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anna on September 7, 2013
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A History of the Dog in Art is a must for dog lovers! The quality of the pages are magnificent, it is almost like holding the paintings themself. Interesting text as well, truly a beautiful "coffee table" book. Besides the many pictures, it is truly a history lesson that even a cat lover would enjoy.
My next visit to NYC will include a stop at Mr. Secords Museum although this book brings the paintings to you!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Roy A. Wilson on May 31, 2009
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Mr. Secord has done it again. Every page is a masterpiece, truly. A treat for the eyes and the mind. You do not have to be an art aficionado to enjoy and appreciate this book. Or even a dog lover. (But of course that helps!) It is both uplifting and educational. Quite a combination. Costly? Well, it's more than the average book, true. But worth every penny, and then some. Masterpieces never come cheap.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD HALL OF FAME on May 8, 2012
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this is the kind of book for any holiday or celebration and the paintings and art are incredible. showcasing the dogs and the various styles is just amazing. very creative and a great gift.
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