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Dogs of the British Isles

Limited Edition Linoprint

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Dogs of the British Isles Map Limited Edition Linoprint | The Enlightened Hound
Dogs of the British Isles Limited Edition Linoprint | The Enlightened Hound

Dogs of the British Isles

Limited Edition Linoprint

SOLD OUT

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Inspired by antique maps of the 18th and 19th centuries, this print celebrates the many dog breeds that have originated in the British Isles.

Inspired by antique maps of the 18th and 19th centuries, this print celebrates the many dog breeds that have originated in the British Isles. Also depicted are some breeds (like the greyhound) who despite earlier origins in other countries, were developed into the breed standard that we know today in the British Isles.

There was not space to include all breeds attributed to the British Isles so some difficult decisions had to be made in the development of the print, though many of the now vulnerable native breeds are included.

If a breed can be traced to a particular area, it is illustrated in that approximate geographical location on the map (e.g. Norfolk Terrier in Norfolk), otherwise breeds are evenly distributed throughout the map. The British Isles is a geographical (not political) definition and includes England, Scotland, Wales and all of Ireland.

Also depicted are some breeds (like the greyhound) who despite earlier origins in other countries, were developed into the breed standard that we know today in the British Isles.

There was not space to include all breeds attributed to the British Isles so some difficult decisions had to be made in the development of the print, though many of the now vulnerable native breeds are included.

If a breed can be traced to a particular area, it is illustrated in that approximate geographical location on the map (e.g. Norfolk Terrier in Norfolk), otherwise breeds are evenly distributed throughout the map. The British Isles is a geographical (not political) definition and includes England, Scotland, Wales and all of Ireland.

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I ordered the British Isles of Dogs print from you last year…I ABSOLUTLEY LOVE IT!!!

Jamie (USA)

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About the Dogs of the British Isles print

This print is now sold out

This large print is a unique statement piece of original art for dog lovers.

It's a limited-edition linoprint hand-printed on Japanese Awagami Bunkoshi paper using traditional linseed oil sepia ink. The paper is creamy off-white in colour.

Image size: 46 x 66 cm (18” x 26”) Paper size: 60 x 80 cm (23.5” x 31.5”)

£220

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I absolutely love it. Such a perfect present for me. We enjoyed looking at all the dogs, especially the Sheltie in his own special framed corner... he likes to feel special!

Alice (UK)

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How this print was made

Each print in the edition is hand-printed from a lino plate. The design is carved by hand into the lino using a series of gouges. Each line and dog and all the lettering are painstakingly carved out (in reverse so that they are the right way round when printed) and as each cut is final — there is no room for error. It took over 60 hours of carving to create this plate.

When the plate is ready to print, it is inked up with traditional linseed oil ink using a large roller (or brayer) and the Japanese paper is placed over the inked plate. The ink is transferred to the paper with the aid of special hand tools and an old etching press. Each print is then signed and numbered.

If you'd like to find out more about how this print was designed and printed, you can read more on my blog.

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Printmaker Debbie Kendall of The Enlightened Hound
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When I showed my husband he thought your print was quite something. I knew it was going to be incredible as you shared with us images during the carving process. Looking forward to having it framed and up on the wall and excited to see it every day!!

Trish (UK)

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I came across your Dogs of the British Isles print and absolutely love it, especially as it features a bearded collie (in my opinion the best dogs in the world!) and they never get any limelight!

Fiona (UK)

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