Monday, April 29, 2013

Dog Days


A propos of nothing at all, I send you some dog paintings that I have enjoyed.

It's worth noting that among the artists below are some with whom you wouldn't normally associate animal portraits. 

Think about enlisting a dog in your next painting. 

Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) A Pit Bull named Weller

Francois Bard (1959- ) Paulette, 2007

George Stubbs ( 1724-1806 ), A Foxhound, 1792

Next is my late dog, named George Stubbs, R.A., but just Stubbs for short-----at 4 months.

Donald Jurney, George Stubbs, R.A., 1989

Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899) Brizo, a Shepherd's Dog

Sir William Nicholson, 1899
The Nicholson print, above, has been described as an animated tea cozy. I like the Scottie (and you know I like Nicholson).

Rosa Bonheur, Tayo, 1870

John Singer Sargent, Pointy

Jean-Leon Gerome (1824-1904), Etude de Chien de Terra-Nuova, 1852

Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823), A Dog

Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923), Portrait of a Jack Russell, 1909

Gustave Courbet (1819-1877), Dog from Ornans, 1856
And to close, a personal favorite by Gerard ter Borch:

Ter Borch (1617-1681) A Boy Ridding His Dog of Fleas, ca. 1655

1 comment:

  1. Maitre
    Great post. Loved seeing Master Stubbs again. Cheers Y