Edwin Frederick Holt (1830-1913)
|Artist Name||Edwin Frederick Holt (1830-1913)|
|Title||Interior Scene with Dogs|
|Description||This lovely British Victorian oil painting is by noted animal artist Edwin Frederick Holt. Painted in 1885 the portrait is of three dogs in an interior, sat before a plate of bones. The different personalities and behaviours are clearly shown in response to the bones, from staring, barking and perhaps looking to the owner for permission. Their different coats are also perfectly depicted. A really lovely painting for dog lovers.
Signed and dated 1885 lower middle.
|Provenance||West Midlands estate.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||20 x 24 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a complementary Victorian gilt frame, 32 inches by 28 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Edwin Frederick Holt (1830-1913). Little is known of the historical and genre painter Edwin Frederick Holt. He exhibited his work in London from 1850 to 1865, showing seven works at the Royal Academy, twelve at the British Institution and 36 at the Royal Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street. Holt lived at over ten separate addresses during the 15 years that he was exhibiting in London, most of which were in Camden Town. In 1857, his wife exhibited ‘A Study from Nature’ at The Royal Society of British Artists.