Pups of the Past: Louis XV

Attributed to Pierre Gobert, Portrait of Louis XV with Two Dogs. Early 18th century, oil on canvas. Private Collection.

Young Louis XV heads outside with two puppies!

The larger pup has a French blue ribbon which the young king holds as the dog jumps up in a playful manner. The second pup can hardly contain his excitement to get out and play!

Versailles is seen clearly in the background, with its perfectly kept French style gardens. I can only imagine there was much more playing happening than 'standing steady' for this portrait.

Related: Pups of the Past: Maire Antoinette's Dogs
Related: Pups of the Past: Dogs at Versailles
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  1. @Rainbow Gatherer I love the garden view in the background!

  2. i love when 18th century art involves the pets of that time, just as important as they are today!