Antique Dog Watercolor Painting Pointer Circa 1840
Just ideal for your hunting lodge wall or in fact any wall is this genuine 19th century watercolor of an English Pointer spaniel. This original watercolor on paper depicts the even tempered gun dog. AS a breed, English pointers date back to the 17th century. Used as a hunter's aid, in our depiction we see him eagerly watching the game bird tumble from the sky. Once the actual landing spot has been sourced using his excellent scent catching nose, the Pointer will stop and stand in a 'pointing stance' with straight erect tail as a visual marker for the hunter to collect his game bird.
The actual watercolor is beautifully executed with a good eye for detail and the tan coloring still bright and handsome. We love the shadowing to the ribcage and his very sharp claws. His leather collar adding the human touch, a reminder that this chap was a very valued fellow - an indispensable part of the day's shoot.
Size: Actual unsigned watercolor 7.25" by 4.25. Set within a cream card mount, under glass and within a later but attractive, 20th century oak frame. 10.5" by 8".
Condition is very good. The watercolor is older than the frame. There are a couple of small foxing marks top left and a few faint crease to the old paper ground. Some trapped dust under the glass, evident over the mount area. Nothing serious or detrimental, mentioned for accuracy.
A good genuine watercolor to appeal to all of us dog lovers. This chap is just ready to hang and admire. We have called him Patch but please feel free to rename him...................
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