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RESERVED**Stunningly atmospheric painting of a gun dog and prey from the early 1800's signed in the lower left L. Combes in what appears to be its original gilt frame.  Here, the artist has given us a smooth canvas enhanced by the lovely old gilt frame.  A dog, possibly a setter or spaniel lies triumphant at the edge of the water and looks proudly at the artist with his prey in his mouth.  It's very traditional and incredibly attractive.

MORE ABOUT THIS PAINTING:

Medium: Oil on stretched canvas

Overall size: 25ins x 29ins or 63cms x 73cms (Approx)

Date: Early 1800's

Signed: L Combes (1786-1875) Likely to be a painter who lived and died in Montauban (Tarn-et-Garonne) He was an engraver, miniaturist, painter of figures and landscapes.  He was possibly the author of an engraving signed Combes, noted by Béraldi. There is also a miniature from the 19th century signed in the same name. (Benezit)

Condition:  This is an antique and you should expect wear and tear associated with age such as wear to the canvas, missing paint and imperfections throughout, also some varnish discolouration.  The frame has damage throughout such as missing moulding and visible plaster

This painting is sent fully insured, track and trace with Colissimo.

Gun Dog & Prey

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