Oil on canvas of Griffon Bruxellois dogs by Mme Sophie von Pir (Belgium, 1858-1936)
Oil on canvas of a Griffon Bruxellois dogs wrestling with a bone by Mme Sophie von Pir (Belgium 1858-1936). Signed bottom right “Sophie Pir”.
Belgium, circa 1900.
The Griffon Bruxellois was especially favoured by the artist who painted them frequently. In fact many of her Griffon Bruxellois paintings were specifically chosen for Henri van Bylandt’s definitive canine book “Dogs of all Nations”. She also painted the Bylandt’s own Griffon Bruxellois dogs.