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Les Chiens

Artist:
Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)
Date:
1875–80
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
22.7 x 16.8 cm (8 15/16 x 6 5/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.548.176a
Not on view
The countess conceived a sort of mortuary chapel around the little corpse of her favorite dog, Kasino. Among the artificial flowers, photographs, umbrella, dog collar, and widow's hat is a strange note in the countess's hand: "Descended from heaven."
La Comtesse de Castiglione; [...]; Robert de Montesquiou; [...]; Madame Walska; [...]; Philip Kaplan

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