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Francis Barraud - His Master's Voice

His Master's Voice
Open Edition Prints
Print ref:Paper size:(W x H)Image size:(W x H)Medium:
SPN410032 x 24 ins
80 x 60 cms
28 x 20 ins
70 x 50 cms
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Giclée Prints
Available in multiple sizes, as shown, Giclées are:
Paper: Printed to bleed
Canvas: Printed with 2 ins (5 cms) of white border, Museum Finish.
Other finishes available here.
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RT42890-E124 x 18 ins
60 x 45 cms
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RT42890-E232 x 24 ins
80 x 60 cms
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RT42890-E340 x 30 ins
100 x 75 cms
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RT42890-E448 x 36 ins
120 x 90 cms
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RT42890-E516 x 12 ins
40 x 30 cms
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Artist Biography
The Liverpool painter and photographer, Francis Barraud, was born in 1856.

Today, he is primarily known as the originator of the HMV Listening Dog logo. The dog in question apparently had the name "Nipper" and Barraud acquired the dog on the death of his own brother. He painted a picture of Nipper after the dog's own death and the painting was then sold to the English Gramophone Company, but only after the machine in the picture had actually been altered to correspond to one of the firm's own models.

Francis Barraud died in 1924.
About this Piece
The original painting of "His Master's Voice" by Francis Barraud was purchased, together with copyright, in the year 1900 by The Gramophone Company. The dog was called Nipper and the first time it was used on a record label was 1909.

The first HMV Store opened on Oxford Street in 1921 with both the artist, Francis Barraud, and Sir Edward Elgar in attendance.