Arts Everyday Living: Through an Artist’s Compassionate Eye-Priceless Pet

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THROUGH AN ARTIST’S COMPASSIONATE EYE

A PRICELESS PET

 

 

Rosa Bonheur, Study of a Dog, possibly 1860s, oil on canvas, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ

Not Carnegie, Vanderbilt, and Astor together could buy a quarter share in my little dog.

Ernest Thompson Seton*

French artist Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899) was s ground-breaking woman painter (receiving the Legion of Honor from her country), whose compassionate portraits of animals like Study of a Dog continue to move us in the 21st century.  Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946) was both an artist and writer, inspired particularly by wildlife; born in Great Britain, he later moved to New Mexico where he became part of a Santa Fe creative group that included Georgia O’Keeffe.

*From Love Tracks: Mystical Adventures in the Company of Dogs by J.D. Filson.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

 

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