petrusplancius (petrusplancius) wrote,

Frank Dicksee, This for Remembrance

 photo FrankDickseeThisforremembrance-1.jpg

I was going to comment that this is a nice bit of Victorian sentiment, but I find that it was painted in 1924; all the same, it is really quite Victorian, he was an old dog who hadn't changed his tricks. I assume she is almost dead rather than actually dead, it would be a bit morbid in the latter case, or at least a bit more so. Or do we find such paintings morbid because we no longer accept death as part of life, and prefer to look aside from it?
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