Twin Portraits of King Charles Spaniels
English Naive School
Oils on Canvas Within Faux Rosewood Painted Frames
English c. 1840
14” high x 18” wide
An engaging pair of C19th domestic animal portraits from the English Naive School. This pair of King Charles Spaniel Portraits are painted in oils on canvas and are housed in faux rosewood painted, wedge moulded frames. The pet dogs are depicted standing four square in typical fashion, with their heads turned towards the painter. They benefit from the bold static naive quality that we admire in works from this school and have a most individual charm. The canvases have been professionally conserved, relined and cleaned of surface dirt and historic discoloured varnishes and have been re-varnished. It is most unusual to find a pair of Pet Animal Portraits of this quality and period.