Antique dog portrait - Oil on Canvas (F. C. Fairman 1836 - 1923) (1 of 1)
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Antique dog portrait - Oil on Canvas (F. C. Fairman 1836 - 1923)

REF: LA45037
A charming Victorian Oil on Canvas of a dog - Husky? Signed lower left : F C Fairman Condition : Old art restoration to small canvas tear of background. Reinforced with patch to back of canvas. This repair has been done exceptionally well. Contemporary frame - possibly original. Dimensions: 15 inches x 13 inches Biography: Frances Fairman (1836 - 1923) was primarily an animal painter, specialised in dogs. In 1886, she became a member of the Association of Women Artists. She exhibited twice at the Royal Academy, and at other galleries including the Glasgow Institute of Fine Art, the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, the London Salon, the New Gallery, the Walker Art Gallery Liverpool, the Dudley Gallery and the Society of Women Artists. Perhaps more than any artist, Frances Fairman is associated with the oriental breeds and, in particular, the Japanese Chin. She was very active in the Ladies' Kennel Association and enjoyed the patronage of many prominent dog fanciers, including Queen Alexandra. She exhibited twice at the Royal Academy. She received no training in animal painting, but studied in famous London and Continental 'ateliers'. Fairman worked in a soft, impressionistic style, often including a flower in her compositions. As one interviewer from The Ladies' Kennel Journal pointed out: 'What Miss Fairman feels about flowers and fruits she feels about dogs, she loves to have them around her. The walls of her studio are lined with studies of tropical vegetation, portraits of dogs, studies of her own dogs, studies of heads of famous dogs, and her own pet spaniels lie in their cages in the middle of the studio and repose in her visitor's laps.'


15 IN
13 IN


Middleton's Antiques has clarified that the Antique dog portrait - Oil on Canvas (F. C. Fairman 1836 - 1923) (LA45037) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 19th Century


Old small tear canvas restoration. As described

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Date of Manufacture:
19th Century


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