You requested and I found Bob the French bulldog as featured on Gilbert's Fridge in 1988. As you can see, it is a real painting, signed and titled by the artist himself.
Thank you so much, Lauren! It's wonderful. Though I suspect you may have had more to do with it than you say!
Gilbert Gets It Sorted? Nope, not on this occasion. Nor Merry Pottinger. But Lauren!