Irish Terrier Portrait

Peggy was a keen artist and a few of her sketches were found among her belongings after she died. In case you’ve missed the Dog of the Week posts from her diary, I will post one of her own drawings every Saturday. Here is her Irish Terrier, as modelled by Peter!

December 19th 1936

Diary sub-note: Ember Day 1851. Turner, painter, died S.R. 8.2, S.S. 3.53 Went for a long walk. Joan Francam came. Said goodbye to Mlle P√Ęsch & Miss Hope-Jones. Raphael & Madie & Rose went home for the hols. Diary footnote, accompanied by a photograph of two Samoyed: THE SAMOYED: The prototype of a group ofContinue reading “December 19th 1936”

December 12th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1882. City of London School opened S.R. 7.56, S.S. 3.51 Daddie’s birthday.David to be called Mr Edward Windsor. We went shopping & Marjorie & I bought Leslie’s present. Bought English papers. Diary footnote, accompanied by a photograph of a St. Bernard: THE ST. BERNARD. These great dogs have a romantic connection with theContinue reading “December 12th 1936”

December 5th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1870. Alexandre Dumas, novelist, died Moon: Last Quarter, 6.20 p.m. S.R. 7.48, S.S. 3.52 More about David in the papers. Case hopeless, he has not decided yet. Had drawing first lesson. Diary footnote, accompanied by a photograph of a Sealyham: THE SEALYHAM. Fashion in dogs change, and in terriers perhaps most of all,Continue reading “December 5th 1936”

November 28th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1721. Cartouche, highwayman, executedFull Moon, 4.12 p.m.S.R. 7.39, S.S. 3.57 Had letter from Daddy.Went shopping in the town & I bought my things for fancy dress. Had a nice drawing lesson. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a Skye Terrier: THE SKYE TERRIER. Here is an example of Nature’s adaptability. The climate ofContinue reading “November 28th 1936”

November 21st 1936

Diary sub-note: 1918. Surrender of German main fleetS.R. 7.28, S.S. 4.4 Went shopping for “Escalade”*. Had letters from Paddy, Primrose & “Milly”. Wrote to Susan. Got the curse. *The Escalade is a Genevan festival celebrated every December to commemorate Geneva’s victory against the Duke of Savoy’s troops in 1602. https://www.geneve.com/en/see-do/fete-de-l-escalade/ Diary footnote, accompanied by aContinue reading “November 21st 1936”

November 14th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1716. Leibnitz, philosopher, died New Moon, 4.42 a.m.S.R. 7.16, S.S. 4.13 Went shopping in the town. Took a film to be developed. Had a post card from Drako. Drew dogs for drawing. Diary footnote, accompanied by a photograph of a Pekinese: THE PEKINESE. Feminine favours are proverbially fickle, but here we have theContinue reading “November 14th 1936”

November 7th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1594. Frobisher, explorer, diedS.R. 7.3, S.S. 4.29 Went to see over the Industry Exhibition in Geneva. Spent the whole afternoon there. Had drawing first lesson & drew calanders[sic]. Diary footnote: Accompanied by a photograph of a Poodle: THE POODLE. Although classified by the Kennel Club as ‘non-sporting,’ the Poodle is essentially a sportingContinue reading “November 7th 1936”

October 31st 1936

Diary sub-note: August to October Game Certificates expireS.R. 6.51, S.S. 4.35 Went for a walk in the afternoon. Went to see “Madam Butterfly.” Wore my orange evening dress. Painted “David.” Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a Pug: THE PUG. The Pug used to be a topical joke, being invariably depicted as overfed and asthmatical,Continue reading “October 31st 1936”