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A row of terrier dogs looking towards the camera

Beloved animals through the years

Sir Edwin Landseer (1803-73)

Dash 1836

RCIN 403096

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Dash was a favourite companion of the young Queen Victoria. She described him as: ‘Dear little Dashy...quite my playfellow, for he is so fond of playing at ball and of barking and jumping’. This painting by Sir Edwin Landseer was commissioned by the Duchess of Kent and presented to her daughter as a birthday present in 1836.