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Portrait of a Lady with a Dog

Photo credit: Torre Abbey Museum

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We do not know who the lady is in this painting. Portraits of this period often used symbols that viewers would have easily understood. Here, the small dog represents fidelity and shows that the lady is a faithful wife. Mignard was a prolific and well-known portrait artist in the seventeenth century. He painted portraits of King Louis XIV and the French royal court and his Italian patrons included cardinals and popes.

Torre Abbey Museum

Torquay


Date

17th C

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 73.5 x W 61 cm

Accession number

A344

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Mr G. H. Earle, 1936

Work type

Painting


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Torre Abbey Museum

Torre Abbey, The King's Drive, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5JE England

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