Richard Dodd Widdas 1826-1885, gun dogs in a landscape, a pair
A splendid pair of hunting dogs painted by Richard Dodd Widdas. Circa 1870.
Oil on canvas laid onto board.
The signature R D Widdas bottom left on both
Housed in maple frames
Frame: 12.5" x 10.25" (32 x 26cm)
Sight: 9.75" x 7.5" (25 x 19cm)
Richard Dodd Widdas 1826-85, was listed in the Hull directories as a portrait and animal painter and a photographic
artist. It is said that much of his work consisted of copies but he had considerable talent of his own, as can be seen from these dog portraits. He specialised in sporting and coaching
scenes, but also painted shipping scenes, which is unsurprising given that he lived his whole life in Hull, a great maritime city in the 19th century..
Maritime Hull has an interesting blog entitled “Who was R D Widdas?”