Three Cocker Spaniels is an original color etching by well known French sports artist Leon Danchin. The three Spaniels are in waiting mode with two lying down and one sitting and they look as though they know they are sitting for their portrait. In very good condition with a few short tears along the outer edges, all confined to the margins and with some minor wear on the paper. Published by Leon Danchin, Paris, 1938 and signed by the artist in pencil lower right.
Leon Danchin, born in Lille, France in 1887 began his career as an artist at the age of sixteen when he was accepted by the Salon des Artists in Paris. He eventually became known as one of the finest French animal artists specializing in birds, dogs and horses and is highly valued to this day. In his lifetime he produced over one hundred etchings and lithographs focusing mostly on the sporting life of animals in the field but not exclusively. He was also an accomplished painter and sculptor. He died at the beginning of World War II in Berques where he is buried.