The Poodle's Friends by Johann Hartung (Austria, 1836-1918) alias Carl Reichert (Austria, 1836-1918)
Oil on panel of a Poodle carrying six kittens in a basket by the famous Austrian canine artist Johann Hartung (1836-1918) alias Carl Reichert (Austria, 1836-1918). Signed bottom right "J Hartnung". The image was famously published in print form.
Interestingly the French animal painter Jules Gustave Leroy (1856-1921), painted a version of the picture with the title "The Christmas Present". Austrian, circa 1890.
Provenance: Norman Israel Collection
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