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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

a baby duchess and her dog

thanks wikimedia commons. (PD:US)
This is Maria Apollonia di Savoy (1594-1656).  In this portrait by one of the circle of Jan Kraeck, she's about 18 - 24 months old, a perfect age to stagger about happily in her 16th-century wheelie walker. (What are those called, anyway?)  At her side, calm as can be, sits a tubby and nondescript dog.  He doesn't seem at all worried where those wheels might go.  He simply seems happy to watch her go along and offer his doggy support.  Go get 'em, little duchess.  Interesting note: this placid toddler, daughter of Charles Emmanuel I , Duke of Savoy, grew up to become a nun.

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