CHARLES OLIVIER DE PENNE (French 1831-1897)
    Pointers in the Field
    Oil on beveled panel
    12-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (31.8 x 24.1 cm)
    Signed lower right: Ol. de Penne
    Stamped on verso: Fabrique de Couleurs / [...] / Maison Merlin / Paul Denis Succ. / Paris rue de Medices [?] 19

    Penne was a talented draftsman and painter who distinguished himself both as a caricaturist for L'Illustration before moving onto historical subjects, and eventually achieved most artistic celebrity for animal paintings, particularly dogs. As the present work attests, Penne was able to translate his abilities as a keen observer of human personality as a cariacarturist to a superb dog painter. Such paintings reveal not simply his love for the animals but his understanding of their character.

    Charles Penne was a pupil of Leon Cogniet and Charles Jacque. In 1857 he was awarded second prize in the Grand Prix de Rome for his painting Jesus and the Samaritan Woman. He exhibited at the Paris Salon and at the Salon des Artistes Français, and was awarded a bronze medal in 1872, a silver medal in 1883, and a silver medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1889.

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    Minor frame abrasion and slightly yellowed varnish, otherwise overall good condition.

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