photo original print of a Schipperke, dating to 1907, by the famous specialist dog artist A. Clarys. This print comes from a famous European folio of dog prints.|
The dog is named as "Exter Albert".
1896 1st prize puppy, 1st prize & prize of honor Brussels SC,
1st prize Spa
1897 1st prize Brussels
1898 1st prize national, 1st prize, two special prizes & prize of honor Brussels
1899 prize & prize of honor champion Brussels SC, 1st prize, special prize & two prizes of honor Spa,
prize champion Brussels CSR, 1st prize Amsterdam
1901 1st prize & prize of honor Liege, 1st prize & prize of honor Brussels
Alexandre Clarys (1857-1912), painter, illustrator and poster artist was born in Brussels, Belgium and ultimately became known as a realist painter of canine breeds and equestrian sporting scenes. His dog portraits depict the highest physical standards and characteristics for a variety of pedigreed dogs, often showcasing specific champions. In addition, the artist painted pastoral and equestrian scenes, which include full-length profile portraits of specific horses, as well as rural and urban depictions featuring groups of horses. In many of his canine and equestrian works, the titles of the works reveal the name of the champion subjects. There are also known examples of high-drama equestrian scenes depicting motion.