C1874

National Sheep-Dog trials at Bala, North Wales-Penning the Sheep.

Scarce engraving depicting the earliest recorded sheepdog trial that took place at Bala, Wales, in 1873. Description of the account of James A. Reid (secretary of the ISDS for 32 years from 1919-1946 and the man to whom the name … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

National Sheep-Dog trials at Bala, North Wales-Penning the Sheep.

Date:

C1874

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

300mm 
x 225mm
AUTHENTICITY
National Sheep-Dog trials at Bala, North Wales-Penning the Sheep. - Antique Print from 1874

Genuine antique
dated:

1874

Description:

Scarce engraving depicting the earliest recorded sheepdog trial that took place at Bala, Wales, in 1873.

Description of the account of James A. Reid (secretary of the ISDS for 32 years from 1919-1946 and the man to whom the name “Border Collie” is attributed)
“bc_working_sheep_at_a_trial.jpgTo Wales, in the person of the late Mr. J. Lloyd Price, of Rhiwlas, Bala, belongs the honour of originating sheep dog trials, the first trial being held at Bala on 9th October, 1873, when ten dogs competed before a gathering of two or three hundred people, the winner being a Scotsman, resident in Wales, with a Scotch-bred dog…. [I]n the following year (1874)…the second much improved Bala trials [took place] at which a cup was offered for competition. In 1875, 30 dogs were entered for the Bala trials at which the attendance rose to over 2,000; and further progress was made in 1876 and 1877, but in 1878 they were merged in , or superseded by, the Llangollen trials. As from their inception the Llangollen trials have been held annually (excepting during the war years, 1915-1918 and 1939-1945) under distinguished patronage, reaching their zenith in 1889 when Queen Victoria and other Royalty witnessed a private exhibition, sheep dog trials may be considered as permanently established in the Principality [of Wales] since 1874.”

From the original edition of the The Graphic.  

Samuel Edmund Waller (1850 - 1903)

Samuel Edmund Waller (1850-1903) English painter of landscapes and genre paintings. Born at the Spa, Gloucester, his father, was an architect. He was educated at Cheltenham College with a view to the army, but showing artistic inclinations was sent to the Gloucester School of Art, and later went through a course of architectural studies in his father's office. This training proved of service to him, for many of his pictures have architectural backgrounds. At eighteen he entered the Royal Academy Schools, and three years later (1871) he exhibited his first pictures at Burlington House entitled A Winter's Tale and The Illustrious Stranger.

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