Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Dogs in Art at the Louvre

Jeune Homme et Chien at the Louvre
Over the holidays I had the chance to take a lovely trip to England and France. This time I traveled without Rocco, though you might remember some of our fun international trips with Cosmo.

So just to get a little dog fix during my trip, I set about to find all the dogs in art at the Louvre in Paris. In this one, the dog looks like a Havanese to me, and it's thought to have been created about 375 - 350 B.C. in Greece.

Outside the Louvre on a rainy night
We visited the Louvre on a Friday night when it's opened late. The lines to enter were short at that time but the museum was still PACKED with people!

More dogs in art...

Titian, Supper at Emmaus
(to learn more about biblical feasts in art, click on this link)

Veronese, Supper at Emmaus
(click on the third picture at this link to learn more about this painting

Jacobo Bassano, Two Dogs Tied to a Tree Stump
(go to the third page in this link to read more about dogs in paintings in mid-16th century Venice)


  1. We love dogs in art. Hope you had a lovely time. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. I like the dog under the table. Was it enough of a dog fix?

  3. What an amazing trip to take! I love posts like these, thanks for sharing.

  4. You could have traveled with me since I was born in the UK and am a French Scent Hound, but second thought, I have already made the flight over the pond once and that was really enough. Glad you had a lovely time.

  5. Awesome! My dad also loves taking photos of dogs in art when he goes to museums. On a recent trip to London, he took a photo of the Molossian hound at the British Museum!

  6. Cool! Dogs have been members of the family for thousands of years.

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