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Les Chiens

Artist:
Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)
Date:
1875–80
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
22 x 16.8 cm (8 11/16 x 6 5/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.548.176
Not on view
From the 1870's, when her son Giorgio left home, the coutness lavished her affection on her dogs. She was devastated by the loss of her favorite terrier, Kasino, and asked Pierson to photograph this mise-en-scene. By all appearances, the dog lying in a large willow basket is alreay dead.
La Comtesse de Castiglione; [...]; Robert de Montesquiou; [...]; Madame Walska; [...]; Philip Kaplan

Musée d'Orsay. "La Divine Comtesse: Photographs of the Countess Castiglione," October 11, 1999–January 23, 2000.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "La Divine Comtesse: Photographs of the Countess Castiglione," September 18, 2000–December 31, 2000.

Kulturhuset, Stockholm. "Hannah Cullwick, Countess Virginia de Castiglione, Claude Cahun and Cindy Sherman," January 23, 2004–April 18, 2004.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. "Hannah Cullwick, Countess Virginia de Castiglione, Claude Cahun and Cindy Sherman," May 6, 2004–August 22, 2004.

Apraxine, Pierre, and Xavier Demange. La Divine Comtesse: Photographs of the Countess de Castiglione. New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. no. 66, p. 180–81, ill. p. 140 (this print).



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