Originally this toy bulldog was the mascot lap dog companion for Nottingham, England lacemakers in the mid-1800s. With the threat of the Industrial Revolution eliminating the cottage industry of lacemaking, they moved to the French countryside to maintain their craft. The dogs mixed with other breeds to develop into the French Bulldog we all know and love today, never losing their ultimate best friend quality. The lace details in this painting reference traditional Nottingham lace designs.
Part of our Dog Watercolor series. Each painting in this series is an original, one of-a-kind watercolor by Coral & Tusk designer Stephanie Housley.
We will be donating $250 per painting to The Street Dog Project at Friends of the Animal Shelter in Jackson County, OR. The Street Dog Project’s mission is to improve the quality of life for dogs and cats on the street or living with humans with limited means. Their volunteers are currently doing incredible work to support animals that have been affected by the devastating wildfires in Oregon this summer. Learn more about their work and Stephanie's watercolors on our blog.
*Discounts not applicable on original art. **Only 1 available!
Original watercolor on Arches paper.
Signed by the artist, Stephanie Housley
Finished Size: 11” x 15”