Sevenoaks Fine Art
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'' Portrait of a Black & Tan Terrier ''
Oil on board
11 x 11 in (28 x 28 cm) framed approx
Fine 19th century oil on board portrait of a black & tan terrier wearing a red collar by Edward Armfield. Signed and dated 1877 lower left. Excellent quality and condition portrait of the terrier. Presented in a gilt frame.
Edward Armfield was popular 19th century animal artist who specialised in paintings of terriers and sporting dogs. The Victorian era was age of pet portraits, with the most important influence on their popularity being Queen Victoria who owned an extensive number of dog breeds including terriers. This created a demand for portraits of dogs and artists such as Armfield flourished. His style is similar to that of George Armfield (1820-1893) to whom he is thought to have been related. A number of his works can be found in museums and art galleries including the Leamington Spa Art Gallery and the Brighton & Hove Museum.