GOOCH, Thomas
(b. ca. 1750, London, d. 1802, Lyndhurst)

Welsh Springer Spaniel

1789
Oil on canvas, 64 x 76 cm
Private collection

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.