Every time I unearth one of these elusive “oldest of the old” puzzle pieces in our British chow history I feel as though the lottery has been won. I purchased this single page from THE SKETCH magazine (England) to get a better look at this article and of course the 2 photos depicting Chows owned by the Princess of Wales. The Princess (Later Queen Alexandra) also had a chow by the name of Plumpie pictured at the bottom of this article and featured at THIS LINK
I have been searching for a biography on the artist , Ernest M. Jessop with little luck, however there are many mentions and examples of his illustrations in everything from books, to magazines and periodicals. He must have been a well respected artist to have been commissioned to create 64 silverpoint etchings of the Royal Family pets.
WHILE RESEARCHING FOXIE’S NAME …..ANOTHER BIG BONUS FIND WAS ADDED TO THE ROYAL “FAMILY TREE”..SEE BELOW