A charming oil on wood painting of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel by Jean Puy (1876-1960). The little dog seems to have a toy in it's mouth. Dating from the early twentieth century. Puy knew Henri Matisse at the end of the nineteenth century.
This painting has been cleaned and re-varnished and retains the original frame.
Jean Puy (8 November 1876 in Roanne, Loire – 6 March 1960 in Roanne) was a French Fauvist artist.
He studied architecture at the École nationale des beaux-arts de Lyon and painting with Jean-Paul Laurens at l'Académie Julian between 1897 and 1898. He met Henri Matisse and other like-minded artists when he transferred to the l'Académie Carrière in 1899. He exhibited his work in 1901, then in an Impressionist style, at the Salon des Indépendants; later, as a Fauvist, he exhibited at the 1905 Salon d'Automne.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use. Approx. overall including frame 22¾" x 19¾" Approx. overall including frame 58cm x 50cm