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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, July 01, 2016

the wind in your ears. and your hat.

thanks wikimedia commons (PD US)
If only Nicolas de Largilliere (French, 1756-1846) could have found an excuse to portray the spaniel's long black ears sticking straight out to either side.  Then this 1703 portrait of "La Belle Strasbourgeoise" (The Beautiful Woman of Strasbourg) would have made my entire week.  Here's typically Rococo-era relish for portraying fabrics and fashion, not least that fabulously trendy hat.  Coy head tilts?  Check.  Please do notice, too, how well her gathered sleeves play off against the dog's curly ears.  Another great example of dog as fashion accessory.

1 comment:

Roby Sweet said...

Great hat! That outfit makes me glad I can wear a t-shirt and sweats :)