Going to the Dogs, 18th Century Style

The fact of the matter is that I'm a cat person, not a dog person. Still, I figured if I was collecting images of cats in 18th century art, I might as well collect 18th century dog images, too.

I know this much about dogs in the 18th century: There were no official breeds, nor even an unofficial classification system as fine-grained as the modern one, but for many modern breeds, dogs can be found in the 18th century that look just the same, as can be seen in the art listed below.

Dogs in 18th Century Art

Bonus: Dogs in 17th Century Art

Last updated 19 May 2012.

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