[Snarling Dog, Hunting Dog]

Method Etching
Artist After Alexandre Francois Desportes
Published c.1740's
Dimensions Images 92 x 133 mm, Sheets 100 x 138 mm
Notes A scarce pair of etchings showing two animated dogs probably during a hunt.

Alexandre-François Desportes (1661 - 1743) was a French painter and decorative designer who specialised in animals. Desportes was born in Champigneulle, Ardennes. He studied in Paris, in the studio of the Flemish painter Nicasius Bernaerts, a pupil of Frans Snyders. He was received by the Académie de peinture et de sculpture in 1699, with the Self-Portrait in Hunting Dress now in the Musée du Louvre. In 1712–13 he spent six months in England. Both Louis XIV and Louis XV commissioned portraits of their favourite hunting dogs.

Condition: Grangerised onto album page, foxing to images.
Framing unmounted
Price £120.00
Stock ID 48685