Antique English 19c Oil Painting, Lady & Dog, King Charles Spaniel
An antique 19th century English Regency era oil painting on panel. Depicting a young woman or girl in a red gown with lace trim and large white sleeves. She is very well executed with fine detail. Her head tilted slightly in a charming pose against a rich umber background. A hint of rose to her cheeks, her eyes peering at the viewer in a sideways glance. Nestled adoringly in her embrace is a beloved pet dog. It's adorable size and tricolor coat bears a likeness to a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, a favored breed among the nobility and aristocrats in this era for its gentleness, size and of course tendency to 'comfort' it's owner by serving as lap dog and loyal companion. Such charming imagery and superb artistry evident in this piece, emphasizing her beauty while also representing the strong bond between owner and dog. The back bearing a label of Roberson & Miller for British artist supplier's Charles Roberson & Thomas Miller of 51 Long Acre London, in operation from 1828 to 1839. English School. Unsigned. In very good antique condition. Housed within the original carved wooden frame, the gold color faded and darken with time. Some wear and chipping to the frame as expected for its age. Painting is in good condition for its age with no damage, typical craquelure to the surface common to old paintings, painting has not been cleaned. Frame measures 12 5/8" x 11", painting measures 8 3/4" x 7".