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Sunday, September 04, 2011

let's go for a ride, 1897

thanks wikimedia commons {PD-US}

I wouldn't have given this piece a second look if it hadn't been for the dog. This is Julius LeBlanc Stewart's Les Dames Goldsmith au bois de Boulogne en 1897 sur une voiturette (also translated as The Goldsmith Ladies in a Peugeot), painted in 1901. Stewart's father, a Philadelphia sugar millionaire, moved the family to Paris when his son was ten, and Stewart grew up to become a painter of his high-society friends. As you may expect, they're calm, well-manicured pieces.

That's precisely why I loved this dog: no class restraint for him, oh no, it's time to go for a ride in the car and feel the wind (well, the slight breeze - likely they're going about 8 mph) in his ears.


parlance said...

The steering looks rather tricky! I wonder if they could turn corners easily? It looks not.

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

Yes it reminds me of the dogs who put their heads out of the car windows for the breeze!