Monday, June 20, 2011

Dog Tired With Sargent

Bentley Azure is not just any old toy dog. Oh no. He gets to sleep in front of huge portrait paintings by John Singer Sargent. Now how cool is that???

This one, of sitter Pauline Astor, c. 1898, is at the Huntington Gardens Library in Pasadena, Ca. It is said to be Sargent's largest and most impressive full-length portrait in a landscape setting.

The dog pulling on the cool satin gown, a marvel in itself, is a spaniel and certainly female. Bentley could not take his eyes off her all night.

He is dog tired today.


Marian Fortunati said...

You made me smile.... THANKS!!

Roseanne said...

Now how did he come to sleep in front of a John Singer Sargent painting @ the Huntington ? Bently is so special!!!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Pooch casting couch?