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Pair of Antique English Figural Lead Whippets

Price $8,500.00

Pair of antique English figural lead whippets with remnants of black paint. For indoor or outdoor use. These sculptures are after the originals by John Francis depicting Eos, circa 1848, commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to depict one of their favorite Greyhounds, who died in 1844. The sculptures are located at the dogs grave at Windsor, and at the Italian Gardens at the Osbourne house. The piece was not only executed by John Francis; The Prince consort was was considerably involved in the project. The Queens diary records on November 1st ‘….we walked down to the kennels, where Francis is getting on with the model of good “Eos”,….Albert directs everything, and also works himself at it’.

Each dog:  22.5″H  x 60″L x 3″W

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Dimensions 39.5 x 3 x 22.5 in