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THOMAS EARL (worked 1836-1885)

19th century, England

Terrier and Hedgehog

Oil on canvas

Condition
Excellent; in original frame

signed and dated 1864

50.80 x 61.00 cm    20.00 x 24.02 inches

Exhibitions
Possibly the picture exhibited in the Royal Society of British Artists in 1864 no.156

Terrier and Hedgehog

Thomas Earl was George Earl's older brother and the uncle of Maud and the horse painter Percy Earl. All are well known animal painters but Thomas was painting about twenty years earlier than George. Both brothers were highly proficient portrayers of dogs, with an ability to capture the character of their subject with superbly painted eyes. Their styles are simi...
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