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Friday, April 26, 2013

a count counts on his dog

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This portrait of Count Anton Lamberg-Sprinzenstein was painted by the Austrian artist Martin Quadal in 1784.  Quadal (1736-1808) was a popular and well-traveled classical portraitist and engraver. How he earned his popularity is evident here, but I do wish I knew the name of the dog!  That must be a springer spaniel, and he glows with a radiant love.  Rather overshadows his master if you ask me.

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