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SA308393

Portrait Of A Boy And Dog C.1740: English School.

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£2,550 | $3,554 USD | €2,972 EUR
Item Number: SA308393
Date of manufacture: 1750
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Roy Precious - Antiques & Fine Art
This antique has been viewed 68 times in the past month with the most views from the United States.

Description

Oil on canvas, in a good quality reproduction 18th century frame.
Probably a member of the squirearchy, the young boy looks confidentally out at the viewer, standing with one hand on his hip, the other on his dog.
Although the animal was probably his pet, in portraiture a dog represents fidelity and trust; also when included in a child's portrait it can signify how children, like animals, need to be trained and disciplined to become responsible adults.
This portrait would have been painted by one of the many provincial portraitists working at the time. Often self taught and untutored, they frequently created entrancing images of their sitters...rarely flattering, they have a powerful naive directness that makes them very appealing to the modern viewer.
SIZE: 30 x 24.5 inches canvas
37 x 32 inches inc. frame..
PROVENANCE: Hampshire Private Collection.
Internal Ref: 8845



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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1750.


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