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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Papillon History

From Titian through Mignard and his contemporaries, all of the Contintenal ToySpaniels had drooping ears.  The ears were set high, although far enough apartto show the curve of the skull.  They were of medium size, hanging, as one writer has expressed it "lightly".  There may, however, have been an occasional dog with leathers of sufficient strength for the ears to stand erect.
(Excerpts from "Brief History of the Papillon" by Rachel D. Kemmerer)
Titan: Venus Urbino
Aristocratic Girl / Girl Blowing Soap Bubbles ( 1674 ) by : Pierre Mignard - French Painter ( 1612 - 1695 )