George Earl - Hamlet, A Pointer

George Earl - Hamlet, A Pointer




Hamlet – A Hound

Oil on board, oval


21 by 24 cm., 8 ¾  by 9 ½ in.

(frame size 39 by 43 cm., 15 ¼ by 17 in.)

A keen sportsman, George Earl is best known for his paintings of dogs and sporting subjects.  His two famous canvases Going North and Coming South, showing sporting parties Kings Cross and Perth railway stations on their departure or return from trips to the Highlands are in the collection of the National Railway Museum.  He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1857 and was also an early member of the Kennel Club.

He was the father of the animal artists Maud Earl and Percy Earl and brother of Thomas Earl.