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Marguerite Kirmse

Marguerite Kirmse was born in Bournemouth, England , and studied art and music in London. At first she earned her living as a harpist, for she was an accomplished musician. However, her passion was in her drawing of animals at the London Zoo, and later, in New York at the Bronx Zoo. These excursions gave her a superb command of anatomy and a penchant for elegance in the animal. Assets of this sort made Marguerite Kirmse a natural as a canine artist. In the thirties- that decade of dreams and depression, Miss Kirmse was one of the most popular of graphic artists. Maintaining her own farm and kennel in Connecticut, she bred various terriers and field dogs. Her favorite subject was, and always had been , the Scottish terrier. Marguerite Kirmse became widely known throughout the United States and Europe for her ability to capture on paper, the whims, charming characteristics, and somewhat human qualities of the Dog. She truly loved her subject.



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Marguerite Kirmse

British-American (1885-1954)
Windholme Bolo (Head of Chow Chow)
9-1/4 x 13 in.

Pencil drawing on heavyweight paper, c.1930's Signed in pencil. The former Windholme Kennels, located in Islip, New York, was one of the oldest kennel operations and the home of Bolo, a champion Chow Chow. Harry T. Peters, Jr. maintained the kennels and held the distinction of being a judge of the sporting group and a best-of-show at the Westminster Dog Show. His father was an avid collector of Currier and Ives prints and the author of America on Stone and Currier and Ives: Printmakers to the American People.


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Windholme Bolo (Head of Chow Chow)



Marguerite Kirmse

British-American (1885-1954)
Entente Cordiale (A Friendly Alliance)
5-1/4 x 7-1/2 in.

Etching and drypoint, 1927, edition limited but unknown. Signed and titled in pencil. Printed on wove paper with good margins. Framed.


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Entente Cordiale (A Friendly Alliance)



Marguerite Kirmse

British-American (1885-1954)
Steal Preferred
6-3/4 x 9-1/4 in.

Etching, 1930, probably an edition about 100. Signed with initials, lower right; signed and titled in pencil. Printed on wove paper with a watermark, BFK. Full margins.


$750.
Steal Preferred



Marguerite Kirmse

British-American (1885-1954)
Anticipation (Labrador Retrievers)
7-1/2 x 9-1/2 in.

Etching, 1942, edition limited but unknown. Signed with initials on the plate, lower left; signed and titled in pencil. Framed.


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Anticipation (Labrador Retrievers)



Marguerite Kirmse

British-American (1885-1954)
Him and Me
8-3/4 x 11-1/2 in.

Etching, 1929, probably an edition of 100 or less. Signed and titled in pencil. Printed on wove paper with large margins. A wonderful image of a young boy fishing with his Scottish Terrier beside him.


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Him and Me



Marguerite Kirmse

British-American (1885-1954)
My Scotties
7-1/4 x 5 in.

Drypoint, 1930, edition about 100. Signed and titled in pencil. In excellent condition, printed on wove paper with full margins. Illustrated in Contemporary American Prints 1931, American Art Dealers Association, 1931, pl.47.


$850.
My Scotties



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