Oil on canvas of Tibetan Spaniels by Mme Sophie von Pir (Belgium, 1858-1936)
Oil on canvas of a pair of young Tibetan Spaniels upon a chair within a richly furnished interior by Mme Sophie von Pir (Belgium 1858-1936). Signed bottom right “Sophie Pir”. Belgium, circa 1900.
Toy dogs were especially favoured by Sophie von Pir who painted them frequently. Many of her paintings of famous dogs were specifically chosen for Henri van Bylandt’s definitive canine book “Dogs of all Nations”. For van Bylandt she painted his Griffon Bruxellois dogs.
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