Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a British Master-A Best Friend & Companion

Thomas Gainsborough, Spitz Dog, c. 1765, oil on canvas, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT

British 18th century artist Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) was esteemed for his portraiture and particularly popular with the aristocracy. However, he was equally skillful in his depictions of pets like the engaging Spitz Dog above.

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