Queen Alexandra in a carriage with her dog, 1910. The Royal Collection © 2007 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON.- Noble Hounds and Dear Companions - The Royal Photograph Collection is a new publication from the royal Colelction, written by Sophie Gordon. This charming publication celebrates the important role played by dogs in the public and private lives of the Royal Family. Selected from the Royal Photograph Collection, it brings together over 200 affectionate, amusing and often poignant images of canine companions – from Dash, Queen Victoria’s beloved King Charles spaniel and Eos, Prince Albert’s elegant greyhound, to the famous corgis of the House of Windsor. Over the 150 years covered by the book, dogs appear centre stage in both formal studio portraits and as part of relaxed family groups. Most of the photographs come from private family albums and have never been published before. Lire la suite http://www.artdaily.com/section/news/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=21857