|Gift of Ernest Brummer, 1957 www.metmuseum.org|
- Washington, United States
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Monday, March 11, 2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Or whatever you personally call a happy stuck-out dog tongue.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
|Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, www.nga.gov (PD)|
Would you look at that face? What a mighty hunter.
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Tuesday, January 08, 2019
|Gift of Marilynn B. Alsdorf, www.artic.edu|
This piece has seen some changes in its time, most readily apparent in its ears. See the holes? It had earrings once. If you'd like to do some art-historical-type digging into the life of this piece, find this:
-- Ian Wardropper et al, "Renaissance Jewelry in the Alsdorf Collection," The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 25, 2 (2000), p. 69 and 96, no. 32. I have a link here, all text.
Monday, January 07, 2019
|Purchase, Judith F. and William H. Hernstadt Gift, 1985|
Thursday, January 03, 2019
|flickr, no known copyright|
If you're curious, here's how this looks on the book page. You may notice that this is one of those books of "improving" poetry of which the 19th century was so fond, which I think rolls over into the slightly grim feel of the illustrations: a sly kitty, heavy funereal-looking wreaths.
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
In which the English cleric and wit Sydney Smith finds himself at Sir Edwin Landseer's studio chasing down a dog in the oddest way...* * *
Sydney Smith was once visiting the Landseer studio, and his eye chanced to light on the picture of a very peculiar-looking dog.
“Yes, it's a queer picture of a queer dog. The drawing is bad enough, and never pleased me!” And Landseer picked up the picture and gave it a toss out of the window. “You may have it if you care to go get it,” he carelessly remarked to the visitor. Smith made haste to run downstairs and out of the house to secure his prize. He found it lodged in the branches of a tree.
In telling the tale years afterward, Smith remarked that, whereas many men had climbed trees to evade dogs, yet he alone of all men had once climbed a tree to secure one.