Tracie Callaghan

fine art | photography

Red Cross Dog I

from 8.00
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Red Cross Dog I

from 8.00

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Media Ballpoint pen, original personal letter on Red Cross headed paper dated 1969.

Original Size 20 x 16 cm

Standard Print Size 21 x 15 cm

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Media Ballpoint pen, original personal letter on Red Cross headed paper dated 1969.

Original Size 20 x 16 cm

Standard Print Size 21 x 15 cm

Original ballpoint pen drawing of a Red Cross dog on an original personal letter on Red Cross headed paper dated 1969. An interesting contemporary artwork that would make the ideal gift for dog lovers!

I love to use unusual backgrounds in my work, particular vintage documents such as maps, postcards, tickets, share certificates, etc. I seek to find a connection between this and the subject matter - be that historical, geographical or simply colour based - to create artwork that has many layers of interest that compliment each other.
For this piece I wanted to explore the largely unknown role dogs have played in war support. Particularly during the first world war where the Red Cross used specially trained dogs to help stricken soldiers in the battlefields. With huge amounts of hard work, dogs could be trained to ignore battlefield conditions, dead bodies and even to distinguish British uniforms from the enemy. The dogs were sent out under the cover of darkness carrying medical supplies and water. If soldiers were unconscious or unable to move the dogs would return to lead stretcher parties back to the injured. You can find out more about these amazing 'dogs of war' here... 

The original artwork is float mounted in a black box frame (25 x 25 x 5cm)and signed on the front. The 'sister' piece of artwork made using the envelop that this letter was sent in can be view here...
This run of signed open edition prints measuring 21 x 15 cm is printed using archival quality inks on acid-free fine art paper. The print is signed on the front with a full transcript of the letter and care notes included to help you make the most of your purchase. See additional photos below for examples.

Already have a frame in mind? Want it printed on a box canvas or acrylic block? Then please contact me to discuss custom print sizes and options, or for any other questions - use the contact form or email me direct at info@traciecallaghan.com.

All items will be posted within three working days of placing the order in a postal box to ensure it arrives undamaged. Postage costs are applied at checkout and will be sent using:
UK: Royal Mail signed for, 1 day delivery in most cases.
EUROPE: Royal Mail international tracked & signed, 3-5 days delivery in most cases.
WORLDWIDE: Royal Mail international tracked & signed, 7-10 days delivery in most cases.
N.B. Customs fees and duties are the responsibility of the recipient. They vary from country to country but can be calculated at http://www.dutycalculator.com/

Low resolution images are used on this site for copyright protection - high resolution images are used when printing to ensure the highest quality. 
Please note that although every effort has been made to reflect colour as accurately as possible, different computer monitors/calibrations vary and I cannot guarantee that what you see on screen is an accurate depiction of the actual image. If colour accuracy is important to you please message me for a sample before ordering and I'll happily send one out.

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