What a pair these two make! I really love the treatment of the fur on this very sweet pup, very much in the manner of Spencerian calligraphy. And then the wonderful, open face of its human companion, upon whose knee the dog’s paw so gently rests. How not to feel happy looking at this?--what a bond!!
6 5/8 x 5”. Late 19th c. I believe. Overall good condition, with some scattered smudges and toning, and another graphite drawing on reverse.