Arts Everyday Living: Who Painted This Canine Companion?–The Mysterious Artist

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WHO PAINTED THIS CANINE COMPANION?

THE MYSTERIOUS ARTIST

 

 

Attributed to Josephine Bowes, Portrait of a Dog, date unknown, oil on canvas, Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, UK

Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors?*

Saint Basil

Was art collector Josephine Bowes (1825-1874), who founded, along with her husband the Bowes Museum in Great Britain, actually the artist of the endearing Portrait of a Dog? Greek saint and bishop Saint Basil (330-379 A.D.) was a key figure in establishing the early Christian church.

*From The Saints’ Little Book of Wisdom.

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