Thursday, April 3, 2014

Gratuitous Bertie Dog Picture: Peek-a-boo

"You can try all you want to keep me away, but I smell cookies over there."

Image:  La Nanna (Pavonia)Creator: Frederick Leighton (1830-96), 1st Baron Leighton of Stretton (artist), Creation Date: Signed and dated 1859, Materials: Oil on canvas, Acquirer: King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910), when Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (1841-63), Provenance: Purchased from the artist by George de Monbrison; from whom acquired by King Edward VII, when Prince of Wales, 1859.

Crown Copyright, The Royal Collection via The Royal Collection Trust.  The original image is courtesy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

To learn more about this Italian-themed masterpiece , visit the entry for this painting in the online catalog of the Royal Collection Trust.

You, too, could have a cup of tea with Bertie. Or, you could wear his picture proudly. Visit our 
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