1989 Beryl Cook Dog in the Dolphin Signed Edition Print JDK


An amusing and brilliantly observed, signed and framed limited edition Beryl Cook print entitled ‘Dog in the Dolphin’.

Published in 1989 it is dated using a Fine Art Guild lettering system JDK relating to 739/850 examples. The print bears Beryl Cook’s pencil signature and the details of Alexander Gallery Publication Ltd., Bristol, England – Beryl Cook’s publishers from 1977.

About the picture Beryl Cook wrote: ‘Dogs of all sorts come here and I’m always pleased to see them. They aren’t allowed in many pubs, for reasons of hygiene, I think. I’d rather have more dog and less hygiene as in France, where they are fed titbits from the restaurant tables and happily lounge about on chairs in bars. The one in this picture arrived beside our table and stood gazing into space for some time: he was so good looking that I took his photograph. When I began to arrange the picture I remembered these two girls passing by, wobbling a little on very high heels, and so here they are to make a rather nice background.’

Beryl Cook (1926 - 2008) is probably Plymouth's most famous artist of the 20th Century and is best known for her tongue in cheek representations of Plymouth social life. Her distinctive style, with large portly ladies and men, is hugely popular, making this a desirable piece for any enthusiast.

The print is nicely framed and glazed and very good condition.

Size of Frame: 48 x 77 x 1.5 cm (18 7/8 x 30 ¼ x 5/8 inches)
Size of Picture: 25 x 52.5 cm (9 7/8 x 20 5/8 inches)
Weight: 2670 g