Thursday, January 17

Unwise king, humble dog

Portrait of Portuguese king D. Sebastião (1554-1578), with a dog. If this young man looks vain, well, he was. He thought to be the saviour of Christianity and a great warrior, and died at a stupid battle in Africa - Al Qasr al Kabir [wiki]. I like the look of the dog, somehow humble and wiser, by contrast.

4 comments:

womann in glass said...

Interesting. Dogs and cats in art I know there are a lot. They sometimes tell alot about the life those days for dogs and cats.
I have a postcard of Goya with a tiny little dog. Maybe I'll scan it and show it here soon
Trijnie

Hans said...

great outfit :)

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Brvae dog and always faitfull to the owner, no matter what...

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