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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Papillon and Marie Antoinette.



Marie Antoinette was said to have walked to the guillotine clutching her small dog under her arm. Tradition has it that her dog was a small spaniel that had been brought to the French court from Spain on the back of pack mules. According to the story, her pup was spared and cared for in a building in Paris still called the Papillon House. Marie's small spaniel was said to have descended from a very old drop-eared breed known as the Epagneul Nain Continental, or Continental Dwarf/Toy Spaniel that appeared in church frescos and paintings as early as the 13th century.
( Portrait of Marquise de Pompadour ( 1750 ) by : Fran├žois Boucher - French painter ( 1703 - 1770 )below.
(Marie Antoinette) above.