Victor Marcou (1879-1934)

Artist Name Victor Marcou (1879-1934)
Title Portrait of a Setter Dog in a Landscape
Description This lovely French Edwardian dog portrait oil painting is by noted animal artist Victor Marcou, renowned for his paintings of animals, especially dogs. Painted circa 1910 the dog, a Setter, is in the foreground on a hillside with dwellings and countryside beyond. The dog is intently sniffing the air but has also adopted a playful pose, bowing down. The brushwork, impasto and realist detail make this a superb example of French Edwardian animal art.  

Signed lower right.
Provenance Midlands estate.
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 24 x 20 inches
Frame Housed in a superb gilt frame, 31 inches by 27 inches and in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Biography Victor Marcou (1879 - 1934) Born in Rouen, Marcou was a noted French animal artist, renowned for his paintings of animals, especially dogs. He studied at Beaux Arts in 1892-1896 and was a student under Dufour and Marchand. He won a medal in 1913 at the Concours de Paris. He died in Paris in 1934.
Price £7000
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