"Lady", portrait of a collie by artist Arthur B. Wilder (American, 1857-1949), oil on canvas, signed and dated 1925 in lower right. Size: 24" x 20". Lady was the Wilder family's dog and a favorite subject for Arthur's depictions of home life. He loved dogs and often painted them. An inscription on the reverse reads, "To Junior from Dad 1937." The canvas also retains early labels from when it was loaned to the Woodstock Inn for exhibition. His grandson, Lyle Pearsons, wrote about Arthur, "The new 103 room hotel, The Woodstock Inn, was built in 1891, and Wilder learned enough about management in a few years to become the manager, a position he held until 1938, using the many rooms to display his paintings." (from AskArt biography) Condition: some staining along the left side; original frame. Arthur Wilder was a native of Vermont, and he developed an interest in drawing at an early age. He enrolled at the prestigious Art Students League in New York City and studied with such noted American painters as Thomas Dewing, Charles Yardley Turner and William Sartain. He also studied portraiture and figure painting with Thomas Eakins and took lessons with the tonalist Dwight Tryon. Wilder's paintings were hung on the walls of the Woodstock Inn, which he managed, and also at the Boston Watercolor Society. Most of his paintings were of the hills and pastures in and around his beloved Woodstock. This is one of several works by Arthur Wilder that we have available for sale which have descended through the estate of his granddaughter. A rare opportunity to purchase a painting by this noted Vermont artist that has never before left the artist's family.