This is a wonderful vintage hinged tin box featuring dogs . The top featuring a Newfoundland Dog and states A Distinguished Member of The Humane Society After Sir E Landseer . Age wear is noted with scratching and loss randomly. Just as found this tin measures about 8 .5 inches by 5.5 inches by 3.5 inches. Lovely for display and not often found in the Secondary Market . This tin present to the sides paintings featuring dogs The purple and yellow flowers with ribbons were added to this art work and not part of the original paintings.
The back and front image states Suspense and both sides state Dignity and Impudence .
Art work by Sir E. Landesser. Popular for his artwork paintings of dogs. The name Landseer was made the Official name for a Variety of Newfoundland dog. "A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society" is an 1831 oil on canvas work by English painter Sir Edwin Henry Landseer.
Interesting to note : The dog in the painting is meant to be "Bob" who was a dog that was found in a shipwreck off the coast of England who than found his way to the London waterfront where he became known for saving people from drowning, a total of twenty–three times over the course of fourteen years. For this, he was made a distinguished member of the Royal Humane Society, granting him a medal and access to food.
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