Dogs dancing/ La danse des chiens
Se vend à Paris, Rue St. Lazare, Chaussée d'Antin, No. 88
Etching with aquatint, 430 x 640mm. 17 x 25¼". Trimmed to plate on three sides; repaired damage.
A display of performing dogs. After Carle Vernet (1758-1836). A somewhat amusing portrayal of performing dogs; each dog in their own colourful and decadent costume. A musician entertains the crowd with some music as the Master in the centre beats his whip to encourage the dogs to act and perform. The scene is set in a busy bustling street with onlookers from every walk of life, and a horse and cart passes through by a shop that sells chocolate, soap, cognac and tea; emphasizing the great colonisation and importing of exotic goods.
[Ref: 11274] £520.00