Two Dogs and a Lamb – 19th Century French School

Irresistible animal portrait representing two Cavalier King Charles spaniels on either side of an adorable little white lamb. This superior quality work was produced between 1840-1850 by an unknown artist. A very similar representation of this painting, signed P. Billmark and dated 1858 was auctioned at Bonhams New York in 2012, although that version differs slightly from ours in that it was painted on a wood panel, is smaller in size, has a few added elements and appears to be cropped on the sides. This genre of endearing animal composition is reminiscent of works by Belgian artist Félix De Vigne or British painter Sir Edwin Henry Landseer.

Artist: Unknown (Unsigned).
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Very good condition.
Dimensions: 47.5 x 60 cm. / 18 ¾ x 23 ½ in.
Frame: 61 x 72 cm. / 24 x 28 ¼ in. Giltwood and plaster, very good condition.
Origin: France.