A Child’s Best Friend

Attributed to Reginald Easton


An endearing portrait of a young child, most likely a boy, cuddling his pet spaniel dating to around 1840 and housed in a gilt metal frame.

Born in 1807, Reginald Easton first worked as an engraver before turning to portraiture. He is best known for his portraits of children and enjoyed royal patronage.

Item Ref. 5525

Size: framed, 89 x 72mm

Provenance: Ex. Edward Grosvenor Paine collection, sold Sotheby's 1981