St. Bernards To The Rescue
Pennie McCracken - Endless Skys
Digital Art - Paintography / Digital Mixed Media
The name “St. Bernard” originates from an 11th Century traveler’s lodge known as The Great St. Bernard Hospice, situated on the often treacherous Great St. Bernard Pass in the Alps, between Switzerland and Italy. The hospice acquired its first dogs between 1660 – 1670 and the breed became famous for its many Alpine rescues as well as for its large, powerful size. Saint Bernards are very tolerant of cold weather and the most famous Saint Bernards, who are said to have saved between 40 to 100 lives, were called Barry and Rutor.
This is my remastered version, created in a sketch style, of the PD painting by John Emms 1913.
You can see the original painting on my blog post here:
May 2nd, 2021
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