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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 !

Friday, May 27, 2016

a setter facing left

Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection (photo)

"...with a Partridge Hiding among Burdocks on the Left."  This tiny painting (5 x 6 3/4 inches) is enamel on porcelain.  Look how it glows, even in a photo.  According to the Yale Center for British Art, the unknown hand that made it around 1805 was inspired by painter Philip Reinagle. Reinagle was a member of the Royal Academy, a portrait and landscape painter best known for portrayals of animals.  You can see academic formality and insistence on scrupulous work here, but I wonder what Reinagle's dogs look like, too.

1 comment:

raul holder said...

Admin, if not okay please remove!

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