Dutch school, follower of Caspar Netscher 1639-1684
The boy seated on a chair with his spaniel on his knee, in front of a dark red hanging with wooded hills in the background.
He holds the dog’s paw and with his right hand with his left on it’s head. Spaniels were a sign of loyalty and fidelity, and as a hunting dog this implies that the boy is probably of noble blood.
Oil on canvas in an elaborate carved gilt wood frame circa 1680
CANVAS HEIGHT: 51 cm (20")
CANVAS WIDTH : 61.5 cm (24¼")
FRAME HEIGHT: 76 cm (30")
FRAME WIDTH : 87 cm (34¼")