Whippet “Dog Tag” Print
This print combines hand drawn lettering with illustration. Each one is hand-printed on my press in a deep blue-grey ink, 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.
Whippets have a wonderful history that is thought to date from ancient civilisations, who depicted whippet like dogs in their art on temple walls and pottery. The name Whippet is thought to derive from the old English terms ‘whippen’ meaning ’to whip’ which can also mean ’to move smartly or quickly’.
They, of course, are renowned for their speed which led to their popularity amongst the British working class as racing dogs. Races took place in fields or on town roads and were a great day out for the whole family. Whippet racing was taken very seriously as a good dog could add a significant amount in winnings to a weekly wage. A good racing whippet was a cherished addition to the family and were fed with the choicest available meat, even if the family had to ‘go without’.
Whippets were the perfect poacher’s companion due to their skill at catching rabbits, yet being small enough to hide under a coat.
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.