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Dogs in Art

April 27, 2002–June 2003

Paintings of working dogs, pet dogs, and a caricature of the important Philadelphia art collector John G. Johnson are included in this installation. With the exception of Edwin Landseer’s famous painting of a Newfoundland dog on loan from the Tate Gallery, London, all of the works are drawn from the museum’s holdings.

Ranging from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, these pictures reveal a long tradition of animal imagery and the continuing influence of seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish painting on nineteenth-century artists such as Landseer, Marie-Rosalie Bonheur, and Constant Troyon.

Main Building


Jennifer Thompson, Kress Fellow, European Painting

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