Borzoi in art

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Edwin Landseer is considered one of the worlds finest painters of animals, especially dogs. He is also famous for having a dog breed named after him. Landseers (black/white Newfoundlands).

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Lady Emily Peel with her two Borzois, Udaloi and Yasva presented to her by The Tzar of Russia in 1856
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Ch Ramsden Rajah painted by Edward Aistrop  Major Bormans article on early history of English Borzois


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Ch Ivan Turgeneff owned by The Duchess of Newcastle


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Wolfhunt by Nicolai Ivanovitch Lieberich cast by Woerffel Bronze foundry

This piece of art was offered for sale by the magazine "Borzoi Quarterly" Fall 1976 for 4950 US . In 2015 it was sold for 50000 US by Bonhams. 




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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)