(b. ca. 1750, London, d. 1802, Lyndhurst)
Welsh Springer Spaniel1789
Oil on canvas, 64 x 76 cm
This signed and dated painting depicts Major Hannay's favourite liver and white Welsh springer spaniel 'Countess' in a wooded landscape.
Thomas Gooch was a prolific painter of sporting paintings, which included equestrian and canine portraits, hunting and shooting paintings and racing subjects.