I need help finding this painting
May 18, 2008 8:03 PM   Subscribe

I need help identifying this painting

I first saw this image in a children's book about dogs. I did some basic googling and found this image, but I can't find any more references to it. I'd like to own a print of this if possible.
posted by RustyBrooks to Media & Arts (13 answers total)
Do you recall the book's author? Or was this more like an illustrated encyclopedia type book? Surely it's not Renoir, but it's reminiscent of his style to me.
posted by dawson at 8:29 PM on May 18, 2008

or perhaps not
posted by dawson at 8:33 PM on May 18, 2008

Is that a signature?

B?th? could be Andries or Jan Both.
posted by phunniemee at 8:44 PM on May 18, 2008

Response by poster: The book I saw it in, it was just a piece of incidental art - it's a book of drawings and pictures of dogs, just a liitle book for little kids.
posted by RustyBrooks at 8:48 PM on May 18, 2008

Response by poster: I looked at the book. It's a tiny picture, I can't make out any more than in the image I linked to. The caption on the image was something like "Dogs need a lot of attention" if that helps.
posted by RustyBrooks at 8:50 PM on May 18, 2008

If you have the book, you could contact the publisher and ask them what the image is.
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:58 PM on May 18, 2008

I'd guess early to mid 20th-century. The subject matter is too domestic to have been painted by a trained painter before then -- or at least, too domestic and "kitschy" (whatever that really means now) to have been kept and remembered posthumously to be included in a book. The artist was probably still living at the time. When is the book from? What's the title of the book?
posted by suedehead at 10:26 PM on May 18, 2008

Best answer: More sizes available here.
posted by neroli at 11:06 PM on May 18, 2008

Ah, I was about a generation off. He's right after the Impressionists, around when the neo-Impressionists were working, so the social scene at the time would have been more accepting of such a non-Academic subject matter. Should have known.
posted by suedehead at 11:13 PM on May 18, 2008

Actually, sentimental portrayals of children and pets were hugely popular subjects in the 19th century--about as Academic as subject matter could get.
posted by neroli at 11:27 PM on May 18, 2008

Yeah, neroli, you're right, although I'll bet that it's harder to find artists who painted like that before, say, the 1860s.
posted by suedehead at 12:08 AM on May 19, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks very much! This picture is like a capsule of my son's relationship with our dogs.
posted by RustyBrooks at 8:06 AM on May 19, 2008

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