Portrait Of A Boy With A Dachshund

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A 19th-century provincial depiction of a young boy and his favourite dachshund. He’s clutching the dear animal quite firmly so perhaps it was a little less keen to sit for its portrait.

The painting is housed within simple gilded frame that’s probably the original.

Oil on canvas
Size including frame
19½” x 23½” / 50cm x 60cm
Year of creation
c. 1870
Provenance Germany
Canvas relined. Several scratches and a few small losses including two towards the top of the canvas. The paint layer is stable under varnish. Frame with age-related wear.