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Sunday, October 23, 2016

a well tailed pug

Susanna Duncombe (née Susanna Highmore)
Three Sketches of a Pug Dog
Photographic Rights © Tate (2015)
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The artist and poet Susanna Duncombe (English, c 1830 - 1812) was the daughter of the artist Joseph Highmore.  Though talented, she seems to have engaged in the creation of art primarily as a pastime; she was married to the politician John Duncombe, and didn't need to rely on her brush for her living.  This sketch must be of one or more of her pets, who may have been crossed with marmosets (kidding).  If you have a pug with such a lavish tail, I want to know.

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