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French Boy with Dog painting

French Boy with Dog painting appraisal

My mom has a print of this painting, and wishes to know what the actual title is (is it French Boy & Dog?) and who C. Bremont was (can't find any information on a painter named Bremont). My grandmother had a canvas of the painting - perhaps a copy? Where is the original oil on canvas located?

Category: 
Fine Art
Condition: 
Excellent
Medium / Material: 
Oil on canvas
Distinguishing marks: 
signed C. Bremont
Period: 
19 century
Dimensions: 
approx. 8 x 12 inches
Weight: 
History: 
My mom has a print of this painting, and wishes to know what the actual title is (is it French Boy and Dog?) and who C. Bremont was (can't find any information on a painter named Bremont). My grandmother had a canvas of the painting - perhaps a copy? Where is the original oil on canvas located?
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I have a 25" x 31" painting framed that I inherited from my Great Aunt from Hennessey, OK. I have been very curious as well as to where it came from and whether it was a boy or girl in the picture. I love the print as well and have it hanging in my bedroom. We raise Westies and I also wonder what kind of dog it is as well. Let me know what you find out. Thanks...KW kgwest@hughes.net

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Hi,

Have you been successful with the search of the origin of the painting?
Do you know who is the original painter?
Thanks

I also have a painting and would like to know more about it.

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i have 2 prints one big one and one small one. i remember it at my great grandmas house when i was six years old along time ago. and it was passed down to my grandma and then to my mom and now mine. then about i found one smaller one on the internet and bought it. now i would really like to know what they are worth becayse i am not getting any younger if you know what i mean and i have develped some health problems and would consider selling them along with other things i have. hope to find out worth. it is a nice pic. i did tell my great grandma i wanted it years ago. thanks

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on mine i cant make out the name but it is a long name and i havent heard of it anywhere it took me along time to decifer the letters and i dont know if all were right and i wrote it down and now forgot where i put the darn thing maybe i will do it again sonetime

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Hi,

Just wondering if anyone knows anything about the smaller matching pair of the boy and girl.  Not sure if they are original or reproductions.  They are antique.  They are in good shape but older, and on the back someone wrote "From Harry.   Xmas 1944".     So I'm not sure if these are reproductions made around 1944, or if they are older and the writer was just refering to when they received them as a gift from Harry at Xmas time.  I looked everywhere on the internet and this was the only website that had any info about them at all.  They are both in wooden frames and approx. 12 inches by 10 inches.  I tried to add the picture of them here but it wouldn't let me.  So I do have a picture if that helps.  If anyone knows more about age and value, please let me know either on here or at       kbullamore@yahoo.com.   Thanks!!!

Kevin

 

 

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Hi i have the painting with the little boy and dog , but the other picture I have with it ,is of a little girl doing a courtesy with flowers in the lap of her dress as if in a ballerina pose ,( No Cat) both amongst a joblot I got at a local auction , they were in identical gilt wooden frames made in Belguim the pictures 11 inches wide and 15 inches in length.

I would like to sell them without the frames as the frames are a little damaged to the gilt decor on the frame .

Can anyone enlighten what I am led to believe the boy painting is " MASTER SIMPSON"

Mark.S.Wilkinson

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I have this paintings as well, I also have a painting of a boy with a red outfit , whitel lace and red vest on,  and black shoes he appears to be sitting on a chair of rocks or something. Does anyone know anything about this picture

christina marcum

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I have Bichon Frises and it looks just like them but less poofy.  With everyone saying it is French or from the Netherlands that would make sense.... I would love to find a reproduction of both girl and boy... no luck so far.

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My grandparents also had a print of this painting in their living room for decades (I'm guessing, not least because it reminded them of the many, many fair-haired children in our extended Norwegian-Canadian/American family). Interestingly, what appears to be the original, or a good large copy, came up for auction in December 2008:

http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/6063195

Antiques, Collectibles, Coins & Currency
8:00 AM PT - Dec 13th, 2008
Leonard Auction, Inc.
6704 Pingree Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Lot 20151
French Boy & Dog Portrait O/C sgn. Bremont (19c. F)

Signed C. Bremont lower left corner, middle to late 19th century, gilt frame circa 1940s, new stretchers during this time as well from the Creative Arts Gallery of Chicago

DIMENSIONS: Framed: 30 1/2 inches by 40 1/2 inches, Canvas: 26 inches by 36 1/2 inches

CONDITION: Very Good Condition, two pin holes on the boy's hat but no evidence of tears or repairs, moderate craquelure

ESTIMATE: $5,000-$7,000

Condition report
Very Good Condition, two pin holes on the boy's hat but no evidence of tears or repairs, moderate craquelure.

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Still no clue who Bremont was - nothing in Grove or the usual English-lanaguage biographical dictionaries, nor any other image in the usual Web search engines, all of which is a bit curious for a work of this quality. I'm now curious enought to pursue this the next time I'm in a dedicated art history library; keep you posted.

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I also have this print, mine has been in the family for over 60 years and came from a wealthy Great Aunt. On the back it reads "Good Companions" from the painting James Alexander Simpson when a boy By Arthur William Devis.

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I also have this print it came from a Great Aunt and has been in the family for well over 60 years.On the back there is a writting which says
"Good Companions" from the painting James Aexander Simpson when a boy By Arthur William Devis?

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I have an 11x14 print of this which has been in our family for at least 70 years. On the back there is a writting stating that the print is called "Good Companions" from the painting William Alexander Simpson when a boy By Arthur William Devis, other than that I have not found anything on this particular painting until now.
Does anyone know if a print of this would be of any value?

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I have an 11x14 print of this which has been in our family for at least 70 years. On the back there is a writting stating that the print is called "Good Companions" from the painting William Alexander Simpson when a boy By Arthur William Devis, other than that I have not found anything on this particular painting until now.
Does anyone know if a print of this would be of any value?

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Your painting originated in the Netherlands... not France, in the mid 1800's. (this may the reason you have had difficulty finding information about the artist, C. Bremont... who happens to be a woman.) This painting was originally one of a set. It's "Twin" was a painting of a young girl wearing a bonnet hung about her neck, standing in like position of the boy, with a beautiful cat at her feet. When hung together... the two children face each other. They are beautiful!

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Hi,

Just wondering if anyone knows anything about the smaller matching pair of the boy and girl.  Not sure if they are original or reproductions.  They are antique.  They are in good shape but older, and on the back someone wrote "From Harry.   Xmas 1944".     So I'm not sure if these are reproductions made around 1944, or if they are older and the writer was just refering to when they received them as a gift from Harry at Xmas time.  I looked everywhere on the internet and this was the only website that had any info about them at all.  They are both in wooden frames and approx. 12 inches by 10 inches.  I tried to add the picture of them here but it wouldn't let me.  So I do have a picture if that helps.  If anyone knows more about age and value, please let me know.   Thanks!!!

Kevin

         

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My mum also has this painting hanging in her hall. She inherited it from a Great Aunt at least 35 years ago. Apparently this Aunty used to attend the Auction houses in South Wales. Unfortunately, I cannot find a signature on it, because I think the frame maybe obscuring it. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Paula.

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Hi,

I've got the same painting. For a special assignment on school I have to restore a painting of my own choice. I found this same painting (except mine is in round shape) in the shed. I was quit surprised to find such a beautiful painting. Now, I have to find all kind of history of this painting. But I don't understand, on mine it says "A. W. Devis". Or Arthur William Devis as I found. But some other paintings are signed by C. Bremont. What is the actual artist that painted this beautiful thing? It seems a lot of people have this reproduction and it should be quit famous then. Can somebody please give me some answers?

Thank you.

 

Cheyenne.

 

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I live in Nashville Tn and I also have this picture, and just this week I was watching a movie on TMC, titled The Old Dark House and this picture was in the boy's bedroom hanging above the bed.

I got the picture at a goodwill store when I lived in Ohio.

mark

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I Have been reading all your post and I have both the french boy with dog and the girl with Cat, In very old framming. They def are a beautiful set... I seen an announamous comment on here who wanted both... I feel kinda excited because i havent seen anyone else with the girl yet... I am trying to find out the value of the set,at a right price i would def sell...  CatherineB159@aol.com

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Catherine,

Check on E-bay as I saw the set on there whilst trying to gage an idea about my painting. It is a beautiful set - wish I had the pair too!

 

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Can anyone throw some light on the painting as my profile picture? its quite unusual as the girl's flowers are actually '3D' if that makes any sense?

 

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I have this painting too! I can tell you exactly who and what: It is by British painter Arthur Devis (not Davis) I know this as it is clearly marked on my vs with this name and title 'Good Companions'. From my research on the Internet I have gathered that it is also referred to as 'Master Simpson'. I am still yet to learn more about this as I am keen to know the value of this item. Did your mum learn more or have it valued since you posted your original comment. Some of the versions are quite valuable on E-Bay!

Hope I helped

Greetings from the UK

Amara

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Good Companions

"Master Simpson" by A.W. Devis & "Chums" by Jane Freeman

 

The little girl print is "Chums" by Jane Freeman. Jane Freeman, 1871-1963, was famous as an illustrator and a portrait painter

 

The little boy picture which is not signed is a little more difficult to figure out. Here is what I've found so far: (right now I think #2 is the right answer)

 

1. Your painting originated in the Netherlands... not France, in the mid 1800's. (this may the reason you have had difficulty finding information about the artist, C. Bremont... who happens to be a woman.) This painting was originally one of a set. It's "Twin" was a painting of a young girl wearing a bonnet hung about her neck, standing in like position of the boy, with a beautiful cat at her feet. When hung together... the two children face each other.

Hope this helps a little

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