This vintage dog image is of the English hunting dog known as The Pointer or the English Pointer. As you would suspect, these dogs originated in England. They make great family pets but do require a large area to stretch their legs and gallop/run around.
Pointers are anywhere from 45 to 75 pounds. This is a breed where looks matter more than size in competition.
I think the dog in this drawing looks a bit sad, considering he is representing a breed of dog that is generally quite happy.
These dog drawings and hundreds of other vintage images were included by Thomas E. Hill in his 1882 work Hill’s Album of Biography and Art.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.