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 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. 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”

October 24th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1648. Peace of Westphalia S.R. 6.39, S.S. 4.40 Larlitta, a new Spanish girl came. We went for a long walk in the afternoon with Miss Hope-Jones. Had a letter from Daddie. Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a Pomeranian: THE POMERANIAN. At one time the darling of boudoir and drawing-room, these vivacious andContinue reading “October 24th 1936”