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    Sale 1910

    Sporting And Wildlife Art Including The Collection Of Doug And Ellen Miller

    28 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 69

    Follower of Sir Anthony Van Dyck

    A Favorite Hound held by a Chain

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Follower of Sir Anthony Van Dyck
    A Favorite Hound held by a Chain
    oil on canvas
    38½ x 45¼ in. (97.8 x 114.9 cm.)


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    The Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck produced a memorable series of dogs in his portraits, elevating the status of the animals to a prominence often equal to that of their owners. The present dog is similar in style to those depicted in Van Dyck's Duke Wolfgang Wilhelm of Pfalz-Neuburg and Jülich-Berg (1578-1653), (Kunsthalle, Bremen) and his portrait of James Stuart, 4th Duke of Lennox and 1st Duke of Richmond, 1633 (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), the latter which became his most memorable depiction of a dog.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 8 April 1992, lot 118.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION