Superb Petit Antique French Oil Painting on Board, Portrait of a King Charles Spaniel. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We’ll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our’Favorites’ customers. I’m not positive if I have the dog breed correct. Might it be a Newfoundland? It appears to be resting on a dock, seagulls in distance and a wave rising. Perhaps looking out to sea for his master to return. In either case, a terrifically charming little painting I found in France. It is unframed, painted on a slightly arched wooden panel (flat on backside) as if it might have been once mounted as a top of a box, perhaps. Begs to have a pretty frame to show it off, but is on display in my home just as it is. 1800s, but I can’t be more specific. The layered oil paint and lacquer method is that of the brothers Martin, (Vernis Martin), and was most popular in the era of Marie-Antoinette. I will say, initially, I thought this might be a cut down from a c. 1840s papier mâché face screen, but it is not papier mâché. Very good to excellent condition for age and type. A portrait miniature of a beautiful dog. A nod to the missing oil paint at the bottom of the painting, which blends in well so isn’t much detraction. The corners are clipped. I do think, seeing a layer of gesso or adhesive on back of the board, it might have originally been the top panel or a side panel for a wooden chest, box, coffers. The marvelous little oil painting is 4 5/8″ x 2 7/8″ – perfect for a doll house decor, you Bru owners. The slight arch is intentional and not from warping. It is flat as can be on the back side. Isn’t it superb! We’re easy to deal with. You are very important! Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 – 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. _gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item “Superb Petit Antique French Oil Painting on Board, Portrait King Charles Spaniel” is in sale since Wednesday, January 27, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Other Decorative Collectibles”. The seller is “antiquesuncommontreasure” and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: French
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: Wood
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Origin: France