The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: A Tribute in Art

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The award-winning The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: A Tribute in Art elegantly presents in no less than full-page spreads more than 160 illustrations of the most amazing art featuring the breed and its forebears over the last seven centuries. Some familiar works were chosen, but most images have only rarely been seen before!

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: A Tribute in Art features a foreword by the eminent William Secord (William Secord Galleries, NYC), and comes in a large format (approx. 10.5 x 11 inches), perfect for reference or coffee table.

This is a one-of-a-kind book of the highest quality, fully indexed and printed on luxurious coated paper, with archival binding. It even features an embedded ribbon bookmark.

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A native of Cheltenham, England, educated in Canada and France, Barbara Garnett-Wilson has lived in the United States since 1965.

The author s first book, The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in North America, sold out quickly and is now considered a collectors item.

In 2007, Barbara Garnett-Wilson penned The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, in Fact and Fancy, which went on to win many awards, including the Maxwell Award for Best Breed Book of the Year (2007) as presented the Dog Writers Association of America.

Later that year, this book also won an IPPY Award, awarded for Excellence in Independent Publishing, by the Independent Publisher association.

Also written by Barbara, along with her husband Roy, is a third book, The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: A Tribute in Art, which was nominated as Best Anthology of the Year by Dog Writers Association of America in 2007.

Mrs. Garnett-Wilson is a member of Book Publishers Northwest, Pacific Northwest Writers Association, National Association of Women Writers, and the Dog Writers Association of America.

Breeder, exhibitor, and breed-specialty judge, the author lives with her husband and their Cavaliers of all ages, on picturesque Hood Canal in Washington State. Her Laughing Cavalier Kennels has, for over thirty years, imported or produced some remarkable Cavaliers, most notably the first Cavalier to win Best of Breed and a Toy Group placement at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, as well as the first two English-champion Cavaliers to be shown in the United States.

In 2004, Dog Fancy magazine honored the author s Laughing Cavalier Kennels as one of its five Kennels of Distinction in America.

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The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: A Tribute in Art is a unique and important contribution to the literature of the breed it honors.

Featuring nearly 200 pages of full-color images by an astonishing variety of artists, this must-have book is a first-class compilation of exquisite works of art, carefully researched and chosen to capture the allure of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel over its 700-year heritage.

Elegant, entertaining, and of meticulous quality, this celebration of Cavaliers in art is a delight to read, and I take pleasure in commending it not just to dog fanciers, but to anyone who simply enjoys outstanding art. --Dr. Edgar Peters Bowron, Curator of European Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, and co- author of Best in Show: The Dog in Art from the Renaissance to Today

What a gem this book is! An elegantly produced, superb-quality production, from the printing itself to the stylish layout and design. For art lovers and Cavalier enthusiast alike, this book is a must to grace any coffee table (and should surely be the top of your Christmas present list). --The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club (UK) e-Newsletter, October, 2007, by Tina and Dennis Homes

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