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Dogs in Art including the Sporting Art Collection of James W. Smith

Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 10am EST |
New York
2019-02-13 10:00:00 2019-02-13 18:00:00 America/New_York Dogs in Art including the Sporting Art Collection of James W. Smith . Please note that the end time is an estimate based on average auction duration and is not guaranteed; auctions may end earlier or later than their estimated end time. New York Doyle info@doyle.com
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Exhibition Dates
Sat, Feb 09
10am – 5pm

Sun, Feb 10
12pm – 5pm

Mon, Feb 11
10am – 6pm


Doyle New York
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New York,  NY  10128

  • Auction of Dogs in Art including the Sporting Art Collection of James W. Smith on February 13, 2019
  • Scheduled to Coincide with the Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
  • Special Event Co-Hosted with ARF - Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle is pleased to announce the February 13, 2018 auction of Dogs in Art including the Sporting Art Collection of James W. Smith (1941-2018), master breeder of smooth fox terriers and board chairman of the American Kennel Club. This remarkable collection showcases over 100 lots of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints and books devoted to dogs, horses and sporting art.

In 1956, James W. Smith entered his first dog show, and by the time he was honored by the American Kennel Club as Breeder of the Year in 2012, he had produced more than 50 champions, Best in Show dogs, national and regional specialty winners, and numerous group winners. An American Kennel Club judge and a delegate for 26 years, he was chairman of its board from 1994-95. He also was president of the Dalmatian Club of America and the American Fox Terrier Club, which honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.

Scheduled to coincide with the Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the February 13 auction will also feature property from the Estate of Barbara Wainscott and other prominent collections.

Opening Reception & Preview Exhibition Co-Hosted with ARF

The art world will go to the dogs at the Opening Reception and Preview Exhibition of Dogs in Art including the Sporting Art Collection of James W. Smith. Join us for this exciting event on Friday, February 8 from 5pm - 7pm. Your well-behaved canine companion is welcome!

The event is free; donations to ARF encouraged. Reservations: 212-427-4141, ext 600 or events@Doyle.com

The Reception is co-hosted with ARF (Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc). A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, ARF provides rescued dogs and cats with medical care and sanctuary until loving homes can be found. Since 1974, ARF has saved over 27,000 animals, and ARF’s Op-Cat program has spayed/neutered over 21,000 community cats. For information on ARF, visit arfhamptons.org

We Invite You to Auction!

Consignments are currently being accepted for future auctions of fine art. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction appraisal. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.

For information, please call 212-427-4141, ext 249, or email paintings@Doyle.com

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