Pair of Oil on Canvas Dog Portraits by George Earl
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George Earl (18241908) was a painter, primarily of sporting dogs and other animals. He was also the father of Maud Earl and Percy Earl, and the brother of Thomas Earl, all three of whom were also animal artists. Earl was a keen sportsman and this is reflected in his work and reputation as a dog painter. He was also an early member of The Kennel Club. Although chiefly remembered as a canine artist due to his success depicting them, of the 19 paintings Earl exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1857 and 1882 only two were of dogs. This Fine quality pair of 19th century oil on canvas portraits of two dogs featuring a Pug and a Samoyed, each displayed in a highly ornate, carved square giltwood frame. Each portrait measures 19 in 48.2 cm square with a depth of 2 in - 5 cm.