Saturday, April 2, 2011

Cavalier King Charles

"Cavalier King Charles"   10" x 8"   Watercolor

I saw this little dog at the recent Fort Worth Kennel Club show and couldn't resist painting him.  This breed dates back to the sixteenth century and was a favorite of  England's King Charles II, who had several spaniels that reportedly followed him everywhere -- even into the Houses of Parliament.  The King Charles Spaniel can be found in many paintings by old masters including Titian, Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Landseer, Manet and Sargent.  

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