A little like dogs themselves, Portraits of Dogs at the Wallace Collection is a complimentary companion piece to the human story.
So closely do Disney’s animators assimilate the sensibility of French design that on occasion their source material appears almost more Disney than Disney itself.
So many of us have seen this painting too often in reproduction, without perhaps ever having really seen it at all.
A new, first-of-its-kind exhibition in London spotlights painters associated with with Kampani Qalam, the Urdu name for the rich, hybrid art style associated with commissions for the East India Company.
The collection is not widely recognized as a trove of ancient art and artifacts, but hosts a rich collection with an occasionally troubled history.
Tom Ellis’s detached intellectualizing of the Wallace Collection’s contents and history unfortunately leaves the soul unstirred.