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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

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

Palazzo Cavour, Turin. "Countess of Castiglione," March 30, 2000–July 2, 2000.

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

Apraxine, Pierre, and Xavier Demange. La Divine Comtesse: Photographs of the Countess de Castiglione. New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. no. 67, p. 181, ill. p. 141 (this print).

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