Flemish artist Jan Van Eyck (1390-1441)
National Gallery of London
The painting is of the wedding of an Italian merchant to another merchant’s daughter. The terrier that stands at their feet symbolizes companionship, faithfulness and love.
Sir Edwin Henry Landseer 1802–1873
A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society
Date Exhibited 1838
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Landseer loved painting animals. This is “Bob”, who saved twenty-three people from drowning at the London waterfront. He later became a member of the Royal Humane Society, currently the oil painting hangs at the Kennel Club Art Gallery in London.