The Chelsea Antiques, Art & Design Fair 2017


Bagshawe Fine Art is very pleased to be participating in The Chelsea Antiques, Art & Design Fair, which will take place at Chelsea Old Town Hall from the 15th to the 19th of March 2017.

During the event, Bagshawe Fine Art will display the earliest known oil painting of Dandie Dinmont terriers. This large and impressive painting by Henry Calvert (1798-1869), an artist known for accomplished depictions of horses and dogs, is signed and dated 1848 and was exhibited at the Royal Manchester Institution in the same year where it was specifically titled ‘The Dandie Dinmont Family’.

‘Very recent painstaking research has unearthed a catalogue for an exhibition at the Royal Manchester Institution where the painting is listed with its original title of ‘The Dandie Dinmont Family’. It shows the dogs as they would have been seen in the early 19th century and is surely the first known depiction in oils of the breed. The substantial size – and therefore expensive cost - of the picture seems to underline Mr Laing’s considerable pride in this canine family. This will be a most exciting discovery to Dinmont enthusiasts.’

Nicholas Bagshawe

The Chelsea Antiques, Art & Design Fair
Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5EE
15th - 19th March 2017