Arts Everyday Living: Best Friends & Companions—Portrait of an Heiress & Her Dog

Anders Zorn, Virginia P. Bacon, 1896, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Swedish artist Anders Zorn (1860-1920), like John Singer Sargent, was a top international portraitist whose clients ranged from heads of state to heiresses like Virginia P. Bacon above, accompanied by her canine comrade.