Attributed to James Seymour Pointer Bitch c.1740

Artwork details

Artist
Attributed to James Seymour ?1702–1752
Title
Pointer Bitch
Date c.1740
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 921 x 1146 mm
frame: 1075 x 1304 x 70 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Miss Agnes Clarke 1978
Reference
T02264
Not on display

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Many eighteenth-century landowners commissioned portraits of their favourite dogs and horses, from artists who specialised in such pictures. Although many of these artists are now forgotten, a few, including Seymour, became better-known and are recognised figures in art history. Nonetheless, the simple format, and descriptive painting style, of pictures like this are very similar to so-called ‘naïve’ paintings.

February 2010

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