French Bulldog “Dog Tag” Print
This print combines hand drawn lettering with illustration. Each one is hand-printed on my press in an inky sepia black, then individually signed.
Image Size: 190 x 240 mm (including signature)
Paper Size: 315 x 315 mm (approx)
Unframed print: £40 (+P&P worldwide shipping)
Framed prints: £80 (+P&P, UK addresses only)
Personalize Your Print
You can personalise your Dog Tag print with a short dedication (up to 10 words).
This is written by hand, in pencil, below the dog tag image and above the signature (like the example in the picture for Benson the Labrador).
Choose this option and enter your own words at the checkout, if required.
About French Bulldogs
French Bulldogs have a fascinating and colourful history. Thought to be the result of crosses between toy bulldogs and terriers, these roguish little dogs originated in the working mill towns of England.
When the industrial revolution replaced many weavers with machines, Nottinghamshire lace workers went to find work in France, where lace was still being made in the traditional way. They took their beloved dogs with them as they were easy to smuggle on board ship and helped kill rats in the cramped living quarters.
French Bulldogs became the favourites of Parisian Belles de Nuit (street walkers) as they made it easy for potential customers to strike up a conversation. Their popularity spread and Frenchies became the fashionable accessory amongst Parisian high society, the artistic in-crowd, shopkeepers and cafe owners.
Famously owned by Toulouse Lautrec, King Edward VII the Russian royal family, Leonardo di Caprio, The Beckhams & Yves Saint Laurent, these sociable, playful dogs love to be the centre of attention.
I make custom vintage style frames for my prints. Whenever possible I use reclaimed wood and each frame has its own pattern of knots, dinks, scratches, nail holes, wonky edges and aged patina.
Currently frames are available in reclaimed pine, hand-painted in Old White with a chalky matt finish. Frames are approximately 38 cms (15”) square and are fitted with crystal clear acrylic ‘glass’. They come ready to hang.
These prints also fit very nicely into standard frames, such as the Ikea Ribba 52x52 cm square frame, using the included matt/mount of 29x29 cms.