Borzoi in art

Russian Paintings

 

Autumn ride
Autumn ride
wolf
Wolfhunt

Link; More of his paintings.

 

There are many of us that have admired the Russian paintings of days gone by. The artist that illustrates the life of Russian Aristocracy's life in such a romantic and beautiful way is named VladimirPervuninskiy. He was born in 1957 in the village Chelyabinsk, and Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of Painting of V.I.Surikov in 1989.

Velsk
To add here is that the paintings name is misleading. Ch Velsk was born after the painting was done, so obviously it cant be him. 

More on the painting

Also Andrus Kozlov has wrote on this subject; "
This dog is not in any way the Champion Velsk. The painting is dated 1890, but Velsk was born in 1895. In addition, Velsk did not have such a spot on the right side.
In 1890 Duchess of Newcastle had only two adult borzois (Ivan II, import from France and the bitch Spain). I think on the picture it's Ivan II. Attached;the picture where Duchess of Newcastle and Ivan II.(from the book "Kennel Secrets"-1893)