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FTCh Rivington Simon

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A portrait of a remarkable cocker spaniel, shown retrieving from the wooded slopes above the river Dee which flows through the lands of the Dildawn Estate, Kirkcudbrightshire, home of the renowned Rivington kennel. Aged 18 months, he won his first field trial, an open cocker stake, in November 1927, gaining his field trial champion’s title ten days later with a second victory. The following January he won the cocker championship held at Cally, a few miles from his kennel. The Ward Binks painting was done the same year, at the request of his owner, the great spaniel authority, C. A. Phillips.

Note that this work is elsewhere erroneously described, as depicting a Clumber spaniel, by unauthorised sources offering poor quality second-generation copies in breach of copyright.