A 19th century English oil painting of a sporting dog in a rectangular gilt wooden frame. The artist has captured this alert half-length Beagle in the tallgrass, with the soft pleading expression of his shining hazel eyes, as if just stopped, startled, in the middle of hunting. His characteristic tricolor smooth coat and black saddle nicely contrast with the greenish background. Portraits of favorite dogs have held a special place in English drawing rooms for generations. Richly carved acanthus leaves and beaded moldings adorn the outer frame while foliate designs accent the borders around the oval-shaped inner frame. This 19th century English oil painting of a sporting dog could add charm and authenticity to any traditional home.