Barbara Leigh Folk Art, This dog doesn't bite, Deze Hond bijt niet
Barbara Leigh Folk Art, This dog doesn't bite, Deze Hond bijt niet
Barbara Leigh Folk Art, This dog doesn't bite, Deze Hond bijt niet

Dutch Woodcut Print of a Dog

 

Deze Hond bijt niet

 

A very amusing and naive woodblock print of a dog. 

The Museum Kennemerland, a regional museum located in Beverwijk in the former town hall of Wijk aan Zee and Duin, Holland, dates this woodblock print to 1800-1850 and translates part of the regional saying as:

 

"This Dog does not bite". 

with a 4 line verse:

"Dear ones! Let the dog serve you as an example ....".

 

I have found two versions online, see below, possibly a humorous, popular and cheap print of the period.

 

With new mount and backing boards.

In original dark painted frame (some faults).

 

Frame:  15” x 18”      38cm  x  46cm

Image:  11” x 14”      28cm   x  36cm

 

 

£250.00

 

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Barbara Leigh Folk Art, This dog doesn't bite, Deze Hond bijt niet

A version in the Rijksmuseum

Barbara Leigh Folk Art, This dog doesn't bite, Deze Hond bijt niet

A version in the Museum Kennemerland