Continental School, mid 19th century oil on canvas painting of a King Charles Spaniel, black and tan, seated in front of a red drapery back drop and with green feather and a multicolored ball. Signed and dated 1844 in gold paint right lower center above paw; signature illegible but possibly Theodor Petter (Austrian, 1822-1872). Partial Glasgow, Scotland gallery label en verso. Housed in carved floral and swag gilt frame, early 20th century. Sight – 12" H x 15" W. Framed – 23" H x 26" W x 3-3/4" D. Provenance: The Estate of Paul Frayer, Morristown, TN. CONDITION: Painting is in good condition with slight craquelure overall and uneven heavy layer of varnish (visible under blacklight). Small 1" L. vertical dark accretion left of dog's face. Two vertical hairlines on dog's face, largest 1 3/4" L. Small loss of paint, approx. 1/2", lower right margin. Canvas has been relined.
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