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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, November 09, 2014

a dog enjoying a garden party c 1830

thanks wikimedia commons and photographer daderot. (PD)
In a gracious, sunlit garden a family enjoys some time together.  They've included their dog, who is clearly enjoying his seat next to one of the young daughters of the house.  A happy dog has a certain sort of calm wisdom about him, which you can see in this fellow's face:  I belong here, this is good, it is always good.  I must say I'm also fascinated by the difference in sure handling between the human figure and the dog, as the latter is much more expertly portrayed.  Yet this is a detail from a work by the successful Austrian portraitist Wendelin Moosbrugger from Family in Garden, c. 1830.

1 comment:

Damien Gentle said...

Beautiful pictures which describes from many centuries everyone loves to have a pet in their homes. Now people also buy the accessories for their pets.