Reuben Ward Binks (1860-c.1950)
"His Majesty the King's Clumber Spaniels at Foley Hang, Sandringham"
Signed, extensively inscribed on the backing board verso, together with various old press cuttings on the artist, pencil, watercolour and gouache heightened with white possibly on tinted paper, 44.5cm by 55cm
Provenance: Three Feather's Gallery (Brian Martin), 83c Marygate, Berwick-upon-Tweed, August 2001
The artist lived at Temple Sowerby and executed commissions for Queen Alexandra and King George V. The artist's work appeared in The Sketch, The Field, Country Life and The Bystander the above example being mentioned in a press cutting from May 18th 1950 "Clumbers at Sandringham rolling through the bracken". The artist also painted King Edward VII's famous terrier "Caesar". He exhibited in London, New York and Bombay.