Young Boy and His Dog, 17th or 18th Century

Oil on canvas of a young boy and his dog, 17th or early 18th century. Full of charm, the boy wears a royal coat in blue while his dog eagerly looks to him anticipating new adventures. We are making a probable attribution to the  French artist Pierre Nic. Huilliott, 1674-1751, on the basis of a signature ” Nic. P. ….”(illegible) on the dog’s collar. Cleaned, repaired, and restored, they are ready to place and enjoy. Later fine framing.
H. 32.5″, w. 27.5″ .  $2250.