Thursday, December 12, 2013

Gratuitous Bertie Dog Picture: "Gratuitous Beret Picture" or "Apron Capers of 1891"

"Girls, girls! You're all pretty!"


Image:  "The Rivals,"  Henry Woods (1846-1921) (artist), Creation Date: Signed and dated 1891, Materials: Oil on canvas, Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936) Provenance: Presented by the citizens of Manchester to the Duke and Duchess of York (later, King George V and Queen Mary) on their marriage, 6 July 1893.

Crown Copyright, The Royal Collection, via The Royal Collection Trust.

Original Image Courtesy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

To learn more about this lovely painting by Henry Woods, visit the work's entry in the online collection of The Royal Collection.

Crown Copyright
The Royal Collection
Image Courtesy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

What better way to say, "Merry Christmas" than giving your loved ones tee-shirts with pictures of a stranger's dog dressed as a puppet clown?

You, too, could have a cup of tea with Bertie. Or, you could wear his picture proudly. Visit our online store to see our range of Gratuitous Bertie Dog products.


Dashwood said...

It seems that you mentioned yesterday that today was your birthday.

So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And many returns of the day.

I think it's also safe to say that the many people who read Stalking the Belle Epoque each day are grateful to you for bringing a bright, interesting, educational and (sometimes) scary few moments into each of our days.

Joseph Crisalli said...

Thank you very much, Dashwood.

Angelo said...

Happy Birthday

Carolyn said...

Happy birthday, little muffin!

Renee said...

Happy birthday to a weird and wonderful man who keeps us entertained with beautiful pictures and keeps us guessing with his amusing and scary stories and keeps our stomachs growling with his mother's cooking.

Kathy said...

Happy birthday to you!

Sam P said...

Happy Birthday. I hope you are having a good day and that you have a great year.

Matt said...

Happy birthday! <3

barb said...

Happy birthday!

Gene said...

Happy Birthday!

Darcy said...

Have a Happy happy Birthday ! 

Joseph Crisalli said...

Thank you all for the thoughtful and kind wishes!