Fannie Moody was a famous English painter of dogs. In these two paintings she painted pairs of dogs in water colour. There is a pair of German shepherds or Alsatians and a pair of wire haired terriers.
The paintings are both the same size and both have the original late Victorian frames. The German Shepherds painting is glazed and the other one is not. The frames are 25 x 21 inches. The paintings are 19 x 15 inches.
Condition: The German shepherds painting is in excellent condition because it is protected by the glass. The other painting is in good condition with just one small area marked to the right of the artists signature. The signatures are correct and can be verified online.
The Blouin Art Sales Index records show 82 lots of Frannie Moody's paintings sold between 1986 and 2009 with the average sale price achieved of $7152.
Biographical Note on Fannie Moody. (English, 1861-1948 )
Fannie Moody (Mrs. Gilbert King) was an animal painter who specialized in dogs. Fannie Moody is known for her soulful depictions of terriers and other dogs. She was the daughter of the British animal painter, Francis Wollaston Moody. She studied with John Trivett Nettleship (1793-1881), who was known for landscapes and marine paintings.
Fannie Moody exhibited extensively, including at the Royal Academy in London and The Society of British Artists in Suffolk Street, London. A member of The Society of Women Artists, she was known for her ability to depict the character of individual dogs in her paintings. A measure of her popularity is the availability of many of her works in popular print format. Her paintings are always very popular with dog lovers.
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