The cardboard backing has the following information:
“Contains Pastel. Please do not bend, fold or [?]…”
“Pastel is for high scoring Pom in trial. Qualifying score essential.”
Then “Louise Lopina” (the artist).
“But he got it!”
There’s quite a bit of information on-line about Louise Lopina and her work, which has been acknowledged world-wide and has received several awards. She was even commissioned by the American Kennel Club (AKC), in celebration of its 125th anniversary, to create the organization’s dedicatory poster.
I was unable to determine whether Louise is still alive from an internet search; I found no obituary but her website hasn’t been updated since 2014. However, after sending off an email to the address listed on her website I did get a response!
Unfortunately, Louise wasn’t able to shed any further light on this pup who apparently did so well in whichever competition it was over 50 years ago. Given the number of paintings she has produced, and the fact that this was done more than half a century ago, that should be no surprise!
Louise’s originals have sold for several hundred dollars on auction sites, as recently as November of this year (2020).
It’s somewhat rare to have the handwritten notes regarding the subject matter that accompany this original artwork – what a gift!
Condition: Very Good
Dimensions: The frame is 25 1/2″ H x 20″ W.
Price: $280.00, plus 5.5% Maine State Sales Tax of $15.40 for a total of $295.40. Unless we’re having a sale, which would be listed here, our prices are firm.
Location & Purchasing: This piece is located in our display case (#27) at Cabot Mill Antiques, Fort Andross, 14 Maine Street, Brunswick ME. You can purchase directly through them by visiting that beautiful shop, 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (7:00 pm on Fridays).
Alternatively, if you don’t mind waiting a bit:
Shipping & Delivery: Because this item is on display 20 miles from us, I may not even know for several days (usually over a weekend) whether or not an item is still available, but can bring it back to Lewiston for you the next time I’m in Brunswick updating our display. At that point, you’d be able to take advantage of local pick up at my office (by appointment only), or I can get it delivered to you per the next paragraph.
Shipping & Delivery are FREE on this item! We can deliver within Lewiston-Auburn most days, or along the Lewiston-Lisbon-Topsham-Brunswick route (dates vary), or Gray/Portland (along the 202 Route, or just off it) early Wednesday mornings.
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