Alexander Pope Jr. (1849-1924)
An English Setter with Pheasant in a Field.
Signed (l.l.): Alexander Pope, ca. 1878-1890.
Oil on canvas.
55 1/2” x 45” with frame.
Canvas laid on masonite board, over-all in excellent condition, minor in-painting along edges.
Provenance: Sold Bonhams, New York, 2011. Private Collection, New York.
Best known for his portraits of dogs, Alexander Pope was also a very talented painter of trompe l’oeil still lifes incorporating hunting themes. He spent most of his life in the Boston area and eventually became a member of the famed Copley society of Boston. He later moved to New York City. His work was prolific enough that two chromo lithograph portfolios were published in 1878 and 1882. This large scale work of an English Setter is among one of his best works known.
Alexander Pope’s artworks are included in many important collections, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Brandywine River Museum, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, the De Young Museum, the Farnsworth Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, among others.
Item ID: WoA-AMP-OC 606