I'm not sure that I could love this old painting more; what could be better than this wide-eyed, long-lashed boy in hat plus not one but three adorable puppies!!! All the better is that it be painted (in oil) on an old chamfered wood panel, with various dings and scrapes and wear that just add to its charms.
Victorian era American, and I believe based on a popular advertising image of the time, though I think it has a bit of a Mexican ratablo feel mixed in. 9" x 13" 3/4" deep. Good antique condition, with the most notable scratches and paint loss on the left dog.