The Playful Pup

Circle of Henry Edridge


The artist of this drawing has captured a playful moment between the child and the little dog as they romp around the garden. Such is their excitement that the child’s feathered hat has fallen off and the little dog is straining on the leash.

The portrait is drawn in pencil and heightened with a watercolour wash. It is laid on paper with a watercolour wash border and set in a period lemon gilt frame. It is not signed but is reminiscent of the work of Henry Edridge who exhibited portraits between 1786 and 1821. His London studio attracted aristocratic sitters as well as artists and poets and he was regularly invited to stay at country houses where he would often draw portraits of his host’s family.

Item Ref. 6568

Size: framed, 323 x 240mm (12¾ x 9½")