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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 !

Sunday, June 23, 2013

a foal makes a friend

thanks wikimedia commons (PD-100)
Under mom's watchful eye and switching tail, a horse child asks a strange sort of little horse about himself.  The new "horse" has his tail tucked under; never know when an impulsive young'un will bite.  This is 1822's Broodmare with Foal, and a Terrier, an oil on canvas by Benjamin Marshall (British; 1768 - 1835). Marshall was a painter of sporting and animal subjects of the George Stubbs variety, though Stubbs I think tends to be more dark and dramatic in his color.  Marshall's work has a dry, somewhat starker palette.  He also had a feel for the interactions between animals, and between animals and the viewer.

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