This exhibition at the Wallace Collection in London (29 March–15 October) explores the variety of ways in which artists have sought to depict our most faithful four-legged friends over the course of history. Of the 50 works on display, highlights include a first-century Roman marble sculpture known as the Townley Greyhounds, which is thought to be the earliest representation of the Vertragus dog, a distant antecedent of the greyhound; Thomas Gainsborough’s Tristram and Fox (c. 1775–85), which famously hung above the artist’s fireplace; and a series of colourful portraits by David Hockney of his beloved dachshunds, Stanley and Boodgie. Find out more on the Wallace Collection’s website.
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