Often termed the "Lady Landseer," Miss Maud Earl has devoted herself almost wholly to the portrayal of dogs, and exhibited her first picture at the Royal Academy in 1885, when she was little more than a girl. It was called "Early Morning," and d pictcd two stags in a mist. Si then her work 'ha- attracted worldwide attention. Not only has she received the enthusiastic praise of art critics and connoisseurs of all schools, but she has also won the patronage of Royalty, and executed many commissions for the late Queen Victoria, King Edward, Queen Alexandra, and their present jesties. She was the first woman to portray the dogs of British Royalty, and she has had many distinguished visitors at her delightful home and studio in Elm Tree Road, St. John's Wood.

Miss Maud Earl Elliott & Fry

Miss Maud Earl Elliott & Fry

Miss Earl, among much other work., has done wonderful portraits of Snowball, a white col lie; Alex, a Borzoi; and Vivien, a Bassett hound - all pets of Queen Alexandra, while she has rendered Caesar, the late King's wire-haired fox-terrier immortal by her splendid portrait of that much-discussed dog. Miss Earl is a frequent visitor to Sandringham and Windsor, and is held in much esteem by the Royal Family.