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Paintings, drawing, sculptures, photographs, books, objects and even taxidermy exploring our relationship with dogs down the centuries.

Chosen by curator Katherine Field, over 30 works depicting various breeds of dog are on display in this exhibition, including pieces by George Stubbs, William Hogarth, Edwin Landseer, Dame Elisabeth Frink and Sir Alfred Munnings.

Covering three themes; Dogs as Companions, Dogs as Heroes and Sporting Dogs, subjects for the artworks include Hogarth’s pug, Trump, along with Philip de László’s Chinky and Sir Alfred Munnings’ Black Knight (both Pekingese). Rip, a search dog for Poplar Air Raid Precautions (ARP), Jet who searched through rubble during the Blitz and Edith Cavell’s Jack (works all from Imperial War Museum Photograph Archive) also feature alongside King Edward VII's wire-haired fox terrier, Caesar, photographed walking behind the King’s coffin during his funeral in 1910, ahead of nine kings and other heads of state.

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