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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

still life with dog and game

A lovely, if worn, work of 1710 by Alexandre-Fran├žois Desportes, this "still life" features a nice pile of game birds in the hollow of a tree. However, it also features a most lively dog, trained to sit stock-still, though his eyes are gleaming for a taste, oh, one feather even.
See it at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, or go here.

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