"Patches the Pooch" Oil on Canvas
Circa 1900, Edwin Loder (1827 - 1885) "Patches the Pooch" Oil on Canvas, signed on the lower left. Sporting painter. originally enlisted in the 62nd Regiment of Foot in 1846 at the age of 19, serving mainly in India. After 20 years in the Forces, Edwin was discharged an unfit and was required to attend the Royal Chelsea Hospital as a pout patient. Returning to Bath, Somerset to set up a studio in Widcombe, Edwin Loader’s portfolio of recorded works are dated between 1850 and 1885 and specialize in 19th-century farm animal paintings of cattle and dogs as well as sporting paintings of hunters. Some animal paintings by Artist Edwin Loder include: "The three graces and A fearless hunter", and "A saddled dark brown hunter in a stable". Invalid, he returned to Bath, where he resumed his work as a successful commission painter of animal portraits. Like his father, he also became an equestrian painter but did not receive the same notoriety.
With frame: L=13.5 Inches
Without frame: L= 10.25
H= 12.25 Inches