A handsome statue of a Springer Spaniel dog that is signed Earl Sherwan & dated 1984. It has its original sticker that says "Charmstone hand painted, cold cast marble. Sculpted by famed naturalist Earl Sherwan, Farmingdale, NY. It measures 4 inches by 4 inches and is in great condition with a made in the USA sticker also. It has wonderful fur detail and is very realistic even the eyes. Earl Sherwan was born in Milwaukee on December 17, 1917. Mr. Sherwan's quest to draw, sculpt and create realistic portraits of wildlife and domesticated animals defined much of his life. As a fine-arts painter, Mr. Sherwan exhibited with the Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors and was represented in the Wisconsin Centennial Exhibition in 1948. He is known for the sculptures of animals he created and the books he wrote and illustrated. Earl was an author of children's books, the most popular of which was "Mask, the Door County Coon". His realistic drawings helped bring the story to life. Mr. Sherwan passed away at the age of 84 on November 11, 2002. His passion for drawing and love of the outdoors continues to live on in his artwork.