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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

pride in a proud pet

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This rooster is splendid and he knows it.  His human, a young girl in what is no doubt her simple best, knows it too.  In her plain but crisp green and white dress, which becomes her as a young maiden, she provides the perfect backdrop to the razzle-dazzle of her fancy-feathered pet.  Also, look at her modest expression: she is happy in the sheer joy of her rooster, while he has all the prime rooster arrogance in how he sizes us up.  This Girl with a Rooster is, I think, a take on the male vs. female principle in a most likable way, painted circa 1650 by the Dutch portrait and landscape master Jacob Gerritszoon Cuyp.

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