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Saturday, February 10, 2018

another little spaniel, 1560s

Gift of Edith Neuman de Végvár, in honor of her husband, Charles Neuman de Végvár, 1963. www.metmuseum.org
This work by Northern Italian painter Bernardino Campi (1522-91) is known only as "Portrait of a Woman," and dates from the 1560's.  Here we find another example of a very small spaniel, this one portrayed in an oddly toylike way.  This may have something to do with Campi's Mannerist styling (seen in the lady's elongated figure and the extreme detail of her clothing).  If you're curious about Mannerism, which was a pretty curious movement in any case, here's an article at the Metropolitan.

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