Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Loyalty—A Woman & Her Dog

Therese Schwartze, Portrait of a Young Woman with Puck, her Dog, c.1879-1885, oil on canvas, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Netherlands

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.

Emily Dickinson, Letter to Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Have you heard of Dutch nineteenth century portrait painter Therese Schwartze (1851-1918)?  I just discovered this striking work in the Rijksmuseum, the Netherland’s beloved museum.  The poetry of New Englander Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) endures, ensuring artistic immortality long after her death.

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