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Image from page 24 of “… Landseer : a collection of fifteen pictures and a portrait of the painter” (1901)
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Title: … Landseer : a collection of fifteen pictures and a portrait of the painter
Year: 1901 (1900s)
Authors: Hurll, Estelle M. (Estelle May), 1863-1924 Landseer, Edwin Henry, Sir, 1802-1878
Subjects: Landseer, Edwin Henry, Sir, 1802-1873 Horses
Publisher: Boston, Mass. New York : Houghton, Mifflin and Co.
Contributing Library: Webster Family Library of Veterinary Medicine
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries
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yalty among his patrons, paint-ing the favorite pets of Queen Victoria and her hus-band, Prince Albert. The spaniels of our picture were the pets of acertain Mr. Vernon, who not unnaturally deemed thebeautiful little creatures a worthy subject for a mas-ters brush. This kind of dog, as its name implies,is supposed to have come originally from Spain.Both Stuart kings, Charles I. and Charles II., werespecially fond of the breed, each having a favoritevariety. One of the dukes of Marlborough wasalso a lover of spaniels, and imported into Englandthe variety called, from his palace, the Blenheim.The difference of color between the King Charlesand the Blenheim is seen in the picture, the formerbeing black and tan, with a few white touches ; theother white, with spots of liver color. Both havecharacteristic silky coats, round heads, big lustrouseyes set wide apart, and long ears hanging in folds. The little dogs lie side by side on a table. TheBlenheim has his paws over the edge, resting his
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CO ^ KING CHARLES SPANIELS 5 nose comfortably upon them. The King Charlesnestles upon the brim of a high-crowned hat orna-mented with a long ostrich plume drooping over thebrim. Such a hat was worn among the Cavahersor kings party in the reign of Charles I.; hencethe title of the Cavaliers Pets/ often given to thepicture. The hat, it must be understood, serves animportant artistic purpose in the composition, theheight, from crown to feather tip, relieving the other-wise flat effect of the picture. The attention of the dogs seems attracted by someobject across the room. It is the painter talking tothem soothingly over his sketch : he has learned thesecret of dog language. As his pencil moves rapidlyover the paper, they watch him with wide eyes, fullof wonder but with no fear. They are like spoiledchildren gazing at a visitor with an expression halfwilful, half beseeching. The fresh ribbon bowsthey wear are evidence of the fond care bestowedupon them. Though the spaniel is not of the hi
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