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A Domestic Scene
Wm. Henry Hamilton Trood
Trood was a specialist in painting animals whose compositions often included multiple dog breeds and in some cases, other animals. A Domestic Scene is representative of his paintings. Here we see multiple breeds including the central figure of a Mastiff along with a Bloodhound, Poodle, Dachshund and several Terriers.
Trood was deaf and known to enjoy the theatre because of the actors’ expressions. He apparently was adept at reading and making expressions and perhaps used this talent to aid his communication with others. He was also known to keep a menagerie of pets in the garden of his London studio until his neighbors complained. Along with numerous dogs, Trood is said to have kept a fox, badger and otter in his rooms!
Dachshund, Bloodhound, Poodle (Miniature / Standard), Poodle (Miniature / Standard), Russell Terrier, Mastiff, Russell Terrier
Out of courtesy to our neighbors, only service dogs and invited demonstration dogs are allowed in the museum.