From The Illustrated London News, 2 May 1908: ‘Mrs. Swynnerton’s “Master and Man” does more than give an excellent likeness of a dachshund and a gentleman – is a terse and forcible essay in paint.’

Also known as ‘A Man’s Best Friend’ and ‘A portrait of a gentleman and his dog.’

  • Medium: oil on canvas.
  • Dimensions: 655 x 905 mm (0.59 m²).
  • History: signed and dated 1908; exhibited The New Gallery Summer Exhibition, 1908; auctioned 4 Jul 2006, Bearne’s, Exeter, unsold; 10 Oct 2006, Bonhams, unframed, est. £400-£600, sold for £720 inc. premium.
  • Location: unknown.


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