Arts Everyday Living: Best Friend and Companion–The Soul of a Dog

Edouard Manet, King Charles Spaniel, 1866, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

French artist Edouard Manet (1832-1883), a contemporary of the Impressionists, creates a memorable portrait of a King Charles Spaniel, who interacts directly with the viewer, particularly through his soulful eyes.

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