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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

"pony and dogs" - three gentle friends

image in public domain, thanks wikipaintings.org
British artist William Shayer the Elder was 72 when he painted this warm-hearted roundel of "Pony and Dogs" in 1860.  Though he exhibited in London at the Royal Society of British Artists and the British Institution, he was born and died in Southampton (1788-1879).  Since his chosen genre was rural scenes in a Romantic vein, it makes full sense to me he'd stay close to those roots, the better to observe such simple and immediate things as this quiet moment in a stable.

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