A beautiful original antique oil painting on stretched linen of a Staffordshire Terrier or Pitbull Terrier dog standing and looking off to the right. The dog has a very sweet countenance and bright eyes that will melt your heart.
His lip is caught on one of his canine teeth, creating a wonderful snaggle-toothed expression. The artwork is very well done from his little ears - one with a small black spot - to his leather collar with brass buckle. This is a very fine painting of a breed rarely depicted. The artist who created this work was very talented! The painting is not signed that I can see.
On the back is a protective piece of foamboard with small perforations to let the old linen breathe. We temporarily removed it to photograph the old linen, and then replaced it. This work used to have stretcher bars which were replaced at some point in time to make the visible area of the painting larger. This left faint indents around the perimeter of where the previous stretchers had the linen folded over.A smart move as now more of the body is visible to the viewer. This is visible in certain light and at certain angles. The painting itself measures about 11 5/8" x 9 1/2", and with the frame the overall piece measures about 16 1/2" x 14 1/2". The original frame was replaced in 2009 with a high quality handcrafted 22 karat gold leaf carved wood frame. I have photographed the work in various light conditions to show the detail. Please see my listings for other antique dog paintings and collectibles. All reasonable offers will be considered. Send us your offer today! The item "ANTIQUE 1800's ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING OF STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER OR PIT BULL DOG" is in sale since Saturday, July 7, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "heirloomgalleries" and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.