A Marvelous Victorian tile manufactured by Minton & Hollins, unsigned but very much in the style of the well known artist and engraver William Wise.
William Wise is famous for producing various designs for tiles depicting scenes from rural life and farm animals. Here we have a wonderful study of a sheep dog standing guard by his masters shepherds crook and cloak, these items against a farm gate or sheep pen.
The tile comes to you as I acquired it in a dark wood frame that shows off the cream background and black print.
Size: Framed 7. 1/4" (18.5cm) square. Condition: Very good, some minor marks mentioned for accuracy but nothing that detracts, please see all photographs.