The Battle Of The Dog Portraiture

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With The English style of decorating, it has more to offer than the typical floral chintz, blue and white china and gilded picture frames. Along with this, people have now much appreciation for dog portraits from the Victorian Era. Some 15,000 to 30,000 years ago, pictures of dogs were painted on cave walls. Further your knowledge on paintings at pet oil painting.

When Queen Victoria commissioned paintings to be made of the royal children, those paintings included the royal dogs. Also, Country squires would bring in their dogs in estate portraits and include them in wills. These paintings were always part of the family record.

After the interest of dog portraiture spread all over it was around the 1800s that it finally became an industry that was a hit. Everyone wanted portraits of their canines, and plenty of people responded. In a country like Great Britain the population is around 20 million to 30 million and with that there were 6 million people who knew how to paint animals.

Even the amateurs were able to sell their work today. For a fine arts consultant these were the kind of paintings that people like collecting. Normally the pets in paints would be mixed breed. The purebred portraits were more of a collector's item says a New York gallery owner and former director of the dog museum of America. There were many paintings, prints, pastels and watercolors that were included on this genre. Further your knowledge on paintings at custom portrait artists.

The purebred portraits drew collectors more particularly if they had a breed in mind. Given that it is a society dog, many people are looking for the cavalier King Charles spaniel. There is minimal difference in price when it comes to the sporting portraits and the purebred portraits.

There are many placed that one can get a portrait of a dog. To name a few, people can get their pieces from Art galleries, auction houses, private dealers and antique and thrift shops. There might not be any dog portraits in flea markets and garage sales.

Whatever the piece you want to buy it is always best to do a search first. Take time to read book on breeds like the early 19th century breed books in case you want to purchase a piece of a certain breed.

When you are buying in an auction you research will work well for it. Auction houses do not usually provide proof of authenticity so do not get fooled. Good dealers always assure their buyers that the piece is real through writing. Still, that should not serve as a substitute for your own careful study and research.

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