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A Lady Walking with a King Charles Spaniel

Three paintings by Jean-Frederic Schall (see also acc. nos 3617 and 3622). This example was collected by Alice de Rothschild. Schall painted a great many variations of the theme of a lady walking a dog, mainly in the late 1780s. It is doubtful if they were taken from identifiable models. The roses held by the lady suggest she may have been visited by a lover.

Schall trained in his native Strasbourg and, from 1772, at the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture in Paris, although he never became a member of the Académie. He produced erotic paintings of lovers and pastoral scenes for private patrons in France, Germany and England in a style based on earlier Rococo painters. During the French ...
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c. 1775-c. 1790
Oil on canvas
380.0 x 315.0 x 30.0 mm
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