War Dog AIREDALE TERRIER Night Duty with French Soldier HERMAN WILHELM KOEKKOEK First World War Artist
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS
The Dog in War: A French Listening Post at Night
Sub-titled: A Canine Scout at a Point D'Ecoute: An Airedale Terrier on Night Duty with a French Soldier Listening for the Enemy - from a drawing by H. W. Koekkoek. Part of the caption describing the print reads .....a watch dog never barks, but indicates the presence or approach of enemies by a low growl.......One night a newly trained dog was taken to a front line trench and within a quarter of an house nosed out a German listening post.......Our drawing shows one of Major Richardson's famous Airedale terriers on duty at night.
Info. Hermanus or Herman Willem Koekkoek ( b. Amsterdam 1867 - d. Amsterdam1929) was a Dutch painter, known for his military scenes.
On the reverse are adverts for Waring and Gillow - Lea and Perrins - Horlicks.
Provenance: From the Illustrated London News, a newspaper founded by Herbert Ingram, with the first edition appearing on 14 May 1842.
The full page measures overall 405 x 285 mm (16 x 11.25") approx. It is printed on both sides. There is a little age yellowing; please check the picture(s) for condition. This item will be packaged in a tube and sent RM Small Parcels.
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