Four Brittany Spaniels are the subject of this oil on canvas painting by the French artist, Edmond Borchard. The peaceful scene was painted on a vertical canvas and surrounded by a gilded frame adorned with floral and foliate motifs. Our pack of hunting dogs can be seen on the edge of a wooded area, next to a dirt path. The trees have gray bark with yellow, orange, and red leaves, indicating that it might be fall. A wooden fence separates the forest from golden hills, which rise up into the bright blue sky filled with white fluffy clouds. Two of the orange and white colored Spaniels stand next to each other, behind a pair of tricolor dogs. One of the darker dogs is laying in the verdant grass, as the other looks skyward to a trio of birds in flight.
Lévy Edmond Borchard was born in 1848 in Bordeaux, France. Borchard enrolled in the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts, where he was a pupil of Alexandre Cabanel. In 1899, Borchard was awarded a second class medal by the Salon, eventually being decorated as a member of Légion d’honneur in 1914.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor nicks and losses to the gilded frame. Some slight raising to areas of the canvas. Rigged for hanging purposes.