18th-Century Hunting Dogs In A Cave

DESCRIPTION

An 18th-century oil on canvas depicting several hunting dogs, including spaniels, in a cave before an Italianate landscape.

It’s a skilfully rendered composition, with the eye being drawn towards the lively spaniel in the centre and then out towards the hilltop ruins, via the largest hound.

It’s unusual to find a painting that portrays dogs in this way as typically they’re depicted amid a wooded area or heath. It’s also interesting that two of the dogs are looking directly out at us, which pulls us into the scene. Perhaps the artist is trying to make us feel like one of the pack…

The painting is housed within a beautiful 20th-century scroll and foliate composition frame with swept corners and centre ornaments.

Medium
Oil on canvas
Size including frame
27” x 11⅔” / 69cm x 50cm
Year of creation
c. 1775
Condition
Craquelure throughout, canvas relined, and frame with repairs.

UK Shipping - Free

Your artwork will be sent via DHL Express and should arrive within 1-5 days, all being well.

EU Shipping - Free On Most Items

Your artwork will be sent via DHL Express and should arrive within 2-5 days, all being well. Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply.

US and Canada Shipping - Free On Most Items

Your artwork will be sent via DHL Express and should arrive within 2-5 days, all being well. Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply.

Everywhere Else - From £24.99

If you're not presented with any delivery options during checkout, please contact us and we'll do our best to offer a reasonable shipping quote.

Framing

If the images display the artwork framed, then the frame is included in the price. For those that are unframed, we can handle the framing for you should you wish. We always try to source frames that are appropriate for the age of the painting but can also provide contemporary alternatives if you prefer. You only pay for the cost of the actual frame (usually £30 - £50) as we include the labour for free.