Portrait of the favorite dog (probably terrier) was executed by listed Austrian animalistic painter Anton Wessely (1848 -Vienna - 1908). Pupil of the Viennese Art Academy under Karl Mayer, he worked in Vienna and was the member of Viennese art union "Kuenstlerhaus".
Literature : (in German): Prof. H.Fuchs"Austrian artist of 19th century" , Vienna, 1975; Thieme/Becker " General artist lexicon", Leipzig, 1999.
Inscription: signed lower right, on the back cover - different inscriptions with info about the painter.
Technique: oil on cardboard, painted in circle. Original period round frame.
Measurements: unframed diameter 17 7/8" (45,5 cm), framed diameter 20 1/8" ( 51 cm).
Condition: very good .