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Herbert Dicksee Cairn Terriers, Hope.
A fine etching of two terriers, one black and one white, after the original by Herbert Dicksee, published 1929 by Frost & Reed Ltd. The hand coloured picture is monogrammed HD and dated 1929, the image showing the black terrier led down with the white terrier sat in front of him, the piece of art work is entitled - Hope. ( This is a later edition, maybe 20 years or so old).
The Cairn is one of the native Scottish Breeds and from the 17th century had been used in the Western Highlands and the Isle of Skye to keep down vermin which were a threat to game. They often worked in small packs and they take their name from the Cairn - small outcrop of stones, common in the highland moors.