Today we are happy to offer for sale a beautiful vintage original Frank Kallan oil on canvas Papillon dog portrait!
This delightful and adorable oil on canvas dog painting is beautifully executed, with Kallan’s traditional style and technique. The portrait painting depicts a beautiful and regal Papillon dog with long and flowing white and brown fur, friendly face, and sweet gaze against a lavender/hydrangea-colored background. The Papillon, also called the Continental Toy Spaniel, is a breed of dog, of the spaniel type. One of the oldest of the toy spaniels, it derives its name from its characteristic butterfly-like look of the long and fringed hair on the ears. The painting features warm and inviting colors and is expertly painted and detailed. It is framed in an elegant, museum-quality trompe l’oeil faux tiger wood frame, and is ready to be hung, admired, and enjoyed! Signed “Frank Kallan” on upper left corner. Dog painting collecting has been in vogue since the 1980’s when Mrs. Astor, the queen of New York society, lined the walls of her grand staircase with a large assortment of beautiful antique dog portraits.
Painting presents beautifully and is in excellent condition, with very minimal display wear and patina. Painting surface is clean and bright and free of any visible repairs. Frame is in good condition, with minor wear/scuffing, and a few small (and hard to notice) chips and losses to painted finish. This delightful Papillon puppy painting will add warmth and grace to any interior.
Dimensions of framed artwork: 20-1/4″ in height, 24-1/4″ in length, 3/4″ in depth
Dimensions of artwork: 20″ in length, 16″ in height