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  1. Apr 28, 2017 · Francis Barraud’s original painting of Nipper (1884–1895), looking into an Edison Bell cylinder phonograph. Nipper (1884–1895) was born in Bristol, England, and was a mixed-breed Jack Russell Terrier. The playful dog’s tendency to bite the backs of visitors legs earned him the name.

  2. His Master Voice. The RCA dog “Nipper” (1884-1895) belonged to Mark Barraud, decorator for a London theater. The dog was born in Bristol, England. Commonly identified as a fox terrier, the RCA dog “Nipper” was probably actually a terrier mix.

  3. Jun 27, 2012 · Cast against the clean black of the record’s label, Nipper was both sophisticated and homey, a lovable white terrier with tan ears (elsewhere painted occasionally black), his head cocked with a quizzical tilt as he stared into the shiny brass horn of a gramophone, forever listening to "His Master’s Voice.”

  4. Francis Barraud Francis James Barraud (16 June 1856 – 29 August 1924) was an English painter. He is best known for his work His Master's Voice, one of the most famous commercial logos in the world, having inspired a music industry trademark used by corporations including EMI, HMV, RCA Victor and JVC.

  5. The painting "His Master's Voice" was made in the 1890s with the dog Nipper listening to an Edison cylinder phonograph. In 1899, Owen bought the painting from Francis Barraud, the artist, and asked him to paint out the Edison machine and substitute a Gramophone, which he did.

  6. Oct 1, 2015 · The poet inhabits a dog and listens to his master’s voice. By Ange Mlinko. Photo by Bettmann / Getty. James Merrill wrote “ The Victor Dog ” in the fall of 1969, in Nambé Pueblo, New Mexico, outside Santa Fe. There he had rented an adobe cottage for some months to be close to a painter-friend, David McIntosh.

  7. The history of HMV in pictures. 1. His Master's Voice. HMV's origins lie in The Gramophone Company, who in 1899 bought the copyright to a painting by Francis Barraud. The painting shows a dog, Nipper, listening to his late master's voice emanating from a gramophone. 19 images.

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