JULES CHARDIGNY (1842-1892)
Oil on canvas; signed top right
In original frame
Chardingy was a celebrated Anglo-French animal portrait painter, born in London in 1842. A Benezit listed artist, he was the pupil of his father Pierre-Joseph Chardigny and first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1868. Inspired by Sir Edwin Landseer’s picture of the same animal, this painting depicts Odin, favourite bloodhound of Lord William Russell at the time he was murdered by his valet.