It is only natural once we become owners of these wonderful little dogs that we start to research the history of the breed. In my research I found that not only have Cavalier King Charles Spaniels been loving companions over the centuries but also favorite subjects of painters all over the world. These little dogs have been the subjects of many paintings both modern and by some of the old masters. They have been portrayed both with and without their people and have made beautiful and interesting artwork.
It is interesting to see how the breed standard differed over the centuries and throughout different countries . You may question whether or not a few of them are actually Cavaliers at all. Many of these pieces can be purchased either as original oils, reproduction oils and prints or limited edition prints. You may also find some of them for sale on auction sites such as EBAY and AMAZON. Other pieces can only be found in Museum art shops or right here on the WWW. I have included links to some of the sites where they can be purchased as well as the sites where they can be viewed. Some of these images are presented as thumbnails and you can click on the image to view a larger size of the artwork.
If you are interested in Cavalier King Charles
Spaniels please visit my Cavalier
Informational Page. Many links to pages containing information about
health issues and how to find an ethical breeder.
***IMAGES DISPLAYED ON THESE PAGES ARE SOLEY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. PLEASE RESPECT THE COPYRIGHT LAWS THAT APPLY TO ARTWORK. ***
Choose your favorite Cavalier images at Art.com and send them to a friend as an electronic art card!
Some of the history of the breed and how it developed including a few historical images can be found at Miss Emma's website.
I am always interested in seeing more Cavalier art. If you have found any new links on the web to Cavalier art, or are yourself an artist and have painted these precious subjects please email me and let me know. I can feature your painting or print on my website. The collection of 20th century Cavalier art is increasing as modern artists discover the joys of painting this delightful breed.
Cavalier prints available from Art.com are now located on their own pages for your convenience. This should make shopping easier. Remember that any prints you purchase can raise money for The Lucky Star Fund. Just use the links provided on my Art.com Cavalier Art pages.
The Lucky Star Fund, named after it's first successful rescue, was
started by a group of Cavalier owners. Concerned about the plight of Cavaliers
in pet stores and puppy mills they have rescued over 26 Cavaliers in the
past year. Commissions earned from purchases through my Art.com links help
to fund the purchase of these Cavaliers from pet stores and puppy mills.
Canine Images Magazine
"The Face In The Corner" Animals in Portraits from the Collections of the National Portrait Gallery - Robin Gibson
"Reigning Cats and Dogs : A History of Pets at Court Since the Renaissance" Katharine MacDonogh
"Sit!, The Dog Portraits of Thierry Poncelet" Text by Bruce McCall
European Dog Painting (to be published in 2000) and Dog Painting, 1840-1940, A Social History of the Dog in Art By William Secord.
Some of the artwork on these pages can be purchased as prints or
originals. Please visit these websites to purchase cavalier art for your
William Secord Gallery
World Wide Art
Betty Moore Studios
Corsini Presents English Dog Figurines and Limited Edition Prints
HDC invites you to enjoy ArtSelect
The Poster Gallery
Art Expression's Secure Online Art Gallery
www.Barewalls.com - The ultimate store for art posters, prints and lithographs
Other artwork linked to on these pages are for your viewing pleasure only and are not available commercially. To learn more about the artist and the works linked to here please visit these art websites. Their presence on the internet has been invaluable to my research.
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun
TFAOI.COM site guide - services of Traditional Fine Arts Online, Inc.
CGFA- Carol Gerten's Fine Art- A Virtual Art Museum
The Wallace Collection
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