A BELOVED CLASSIC FOR DOG LOVERS OF ALL AGES
With a new foreword by Ann Patchett
In the 1930s, Lucy Dawson’s friendly, sympathetic portraits of dogs were so popular with readers of American and British magazines that she agreed to gather them together in a book, Dogs As I See Them.
Now available once again after being out of print for decades, and a complete replication the original 1936 edition, Dogs As I See Them includes all of Dawson’s irresistible graphite and pastel drawings and handwritten notes. Along with her illustrations are her own amusing stories about the conduct of each of her subjects as they posed for her. Her charming reminiscences interpret the character and mood of each dog, and make us friends at once with each and every one in this gallery of endearing portraits. Dogs As I See Them is a remarkable collection dog lovers of all generations will take to their hearts.
About the Author
Lucy Dawson (1870-1954) was a British illustrator best known for her paintings and etchings of sporting dogs and other breeds. She also created art for playing cards, cigarette cards, and numerous postcard series. She accepted commissions by individuals, most notably the Royal Family. She painted the Queen Mother's favorite corgi, Dookie, whose portrait was later reproduced as a Christmas card. She published several dog-related titles, including Dogs As I See Them (1936), Dogs Rough and Smooth (1937), The Runaways (1938), and Lucy Dawson's Dog Book (1939).
ANN PATCHETT is the author of seven novels, The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician’s Assistant, Bel Canto, Run, State of Wonder, and Commonwealth. She was the editor of Best American Short Stories, 2006, and has written three books of nonfiction, Truth & Beauty, about her friendship with the writer, Lucy Grealy, What now? an expansion of her graduation address at Sarah Lawrence College, and, most recently, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, a collection of essays.