This little dog is a terrier
called Nipper, who lived with a stage designer called Mark Barraud in Bristol.
They often listened to music together. After Mark’s death, his brother Francis
Barraud, an artist, took Nipper to live with him. He discovered that whenever
he played music on the phonograph, the dog would come and sit in front of it,
as he had with his late master. Moved by this scene, Barraud later painted a
picture of Nipper listening to a wind-up machine. He later repainted it with a
disc machine and sold the image to Emile Berliner’s company.