A charming, antique, head and shoulders portrait painting of two Grand Griffon Vend̩en dogs in profile. This type of scent hound dog was originally bred for hunting in the 16th century, in the Vendee region of France. This pair displays the characteristic long ears, pronounced nose and white and brown coloring. With a period gilt gesso frame.
MAKER Charles Endres (French, 19th-20th century)
MARKS Signed and dated (lower left): Ch. Endres. 99.
DATE Dated 1899
DIMENSIONS Width 26.5 Depth 2.5 Height 23.5 in. Sight: Width 17.5 Height 14.5 in.
CONDITION Note: some minor chips to gesso.