A 1940s oil painting of a sporting dog by British artist Stan O’Connor set in a giltwood frame. This oil painting of a sporting dog is framed in a stately giltwood frame with moldings and carved rolling acanthus leaves. Painted and signed by the British painter Stan O’Connor, circa 1940, and entitled ‘Primrose Prince Paul’, this portrait depicts the three-quarter profile of a cream short-coated Labrador standing in a rural landscape. His muscular and athletic Silhouette stands out against the background with a clear sky and woods nearby. Dog portraits became popular during the 18th century among the hunting aristocracy, and the establishment of The Kennel Club in 1873, further encouraged their popularity. The artist has captured the dog’s mood and keen intelligence, almost endowing him with human qualities. This oil painting of a sporting dog, circa 1940, signed and titled by the British painter Stan O’Connor, would be a lively and stimulating addition to any collection.