An English large framed vertical oil on canvas painting from the early 20th century signed A.V. Hadley depicting a Newfoundland type of dog painted in the manner of Sir Edwin Henry Landseer. Born in the early years of the 20th century during the Belle-Époque era, this English oil on canvas painting features the depiction of a theme particularly praised in England since the 18th century, and strengthened by the creation of the Kennel Club in 1873, a dog. Painted on a red and ochre background that seems to be evoking the evening’s golden hour, a Newfoundland stands joyously in front of his wooden doghouse, his empty bowl set nearby. His attention is drawn to a scene invisible to us. The painting is signed and dated A.V. Hadley 1908 lower left and is set inside an elegant giltwood frame adorned with egg-and-dart motifs. With its touching subject and lovely proportions, this English 1908 oil on canvas painting will bring a touch of traditional elegance to any home.
H 45 in. x W 24 in. x D 3.5 in.
H 114.3 cm x W 60.96 cm x D 8.89 cm