|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.
Pups of the Past: Maire Antoinette's Dogs
Pups of the Past: Dogs at Versailles