A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Oil on Panel
Signed "S. Vos Fecit"
11 7/16 x 8 11/16 inches, 29 x 22 cm
Essay: 

The spaniel depicted here often appeared in paintings by de Vos. notably in his 'Music making Company' which is in the Schottenstift, Vienna, and 'Elegant Company Dining at a Richly Laden Table in a Garden' that was sold at Phillips, London in December 1997.

Provenance: 

Collection of Antenor Patiňo (1894-1982) Paris;
Pieter de Boer, Amsterdam, by 1954;
Sale, Christies, 6th June 1974, lot 154;
With Brian Koetser Gallery, London, by 1975;
Douwes Fine Art, Amsterdam
C.P.A. & G.R Castendijk, Rotterdam;
Private collection, Germany

Literature: 

K.J. Müllenmeister: Meer und Land im Licht des 17. Jahrhunderts. vol 3;
Tierdarstellungen in Werken niederländischer Künstler, Bremen, 1973-1981, p. 93, no 508.