It’s a fun children’s book with a gentle lesson about treating others well and respecting their feelings. Cute illustrations, too. The Scottie News recommends it for Scottish Terrier book collectors, parents and dog lovers.
The William Secord Gallery in New York is pleased to present for sale over 60 etchings and original pencil drawings depicting Scottish Terriers by the renowned animal artist, Marguerite Kirmse (1885-1954).
Born in Bournemouth, England in 1885, Kirmse studied both music and art before moving to America where she developed her talent for the visual arts, creating drawings, pastels and oil paintings. Her love of dogs and her artistic talent were a winning combination and by the 1910’s she had established herself as an important canine artist.
Kirmse’s love for the Scottish Terrier was solidified when she met and later married George W. Cole in 1924. Cole was an avid Scottish Terrier fancier and for a time the president of The Scottish Terrier Club of America. Their Tobermory Kennels bred and exhibited many different breeds including Airedales, Irish Terriers, English Setters, Pointers, and of course Scottish Terriers.
To view this new collection of Scottish Terriers etchings and drawings, please click here.
To view the entire collection of works by Marguerite Kirmse that are available for purchase click here.
Thanks to Monica for spotting this and sending it along.
What else? I met a couple of Scottie News readers at the Westminster breed judging, in the online chat session. It worked beautifully so I was disappointed when the live streaming of the Best in Show didn’t happen on Tuesday evening. The disappointment was tempered, however, by the fact that it was highly unlikely a Scottie would win, given Sadie’s crowning just three years ago.
In any case the winner was :
GCH Lomondview Clementina Sex: Bitch AKC: RN 18902901 Date of Birth: June 13, 2005 Breeder: Carol Annan Sire: Raglan Royal Connecton With Brio Dam: Lomondview Clementine Owner: John & Daphne Eggert
Phoebe — that’s her nickname — is a repeat winner, having taken the Scottie crown in 2012 as well. Here’s our past coverage of her naughty ways. Scottie News notes that Lomondview Clementina is not getting any younger so may be retiring from the ring and making way for some new talent soon.