Simon De Vos

1603 – 1676

A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Medium:

Oil on Panel

Category:

Bird and Animal

Dimensions:

29(h) x 22(w) cms

Signed:

Signed "S. Vos Fecit"

Essay:

This highly unusual painting of a spaniel that is probably a portrait of a favourite dog, was often reused and appeared in other more typical paintings by de Vos. Notably in his 'Music making Company' which is in the Schottenstift, Vienna, and 'Elegant Company Dining at a Richly Laden Table in a Garden' that was sold at Phillips, London in December 1997. It is the immediacy of the image and its unfamiliar subject that instantly sets this painting apart from his usual work.

Provenance:

Collection of Antenor Patiňo (1894-1982) Paris;
Pieter de Boer, Amsterdam, by 1954;
Sale, Christies, 7th June 1974, lot 154;
With Brian Koetser Gallery, London, by 1975;
Douwes Fine Art, Amsterdam
C.P.A. & G.R Castendijk, Rotterdam;
Private collection, Germany