19th-century French School oil on canvas signed in the upper left (19th century) and named "LU-LU". The work has a little texture to the touch.
A portrait of a dog named LU-LU exhibits vibrant brushstrokes in a broad linear form, with minimal texture in the background. The dog, on the other hand, features slightly more intricate comma volumes. These dynamic contours seamlessly stand out against the background, thanks to a well-executed color contrast. The contrasts are distinctly pronounced, with LU-LU absorbing all the light in the painting through his coat, energetic gestures, movement, and the softness conveyed in his large dark eyes.
LU-LU appears captured in a moment of intense focus, perhaps a command, ready to depart at a moment's notice. His playful expression, lively and attentive demeanor, along with the coat and curled tail, suggest a potential association with the German Spitz dog breed, one of the earliest breeds to emerge in Central Europe. The painting is housed in a large, antique wooden frame adorned with foliage moldings, placing LU-LU within a historical context and enhancing the overall elegance of his natural charm.
- Overall size: 25.5" x 22.4"/ 65.5cm x 57cm.
- Size without the frame: 18.1" x 14.9" / 46cm x 38cm.
- Country: France.
- Signed: Yes (illegible).
- Date: Late 19th century.
- Condition: The artwork is in excellent condition, though there are small veins visible upon close inspection. The aged wooden frame exhibits numerous marks and traces on the front side, along with small gaps at all four angles and linear gaps on the interior frame. Additionally, there are linear gaps on the outer edges of the frame.
- Materials: Oil on canvas with a wooden frame.
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