This picture by Titian was painted sometime in the 16th Century. 1565 to be precise. Look at the nursing bitch in the detail of the picture on the right. She has Belle's eyes. Now this is extraordinary because at that time most household dogs were small dogs, lap dogs. So why is this little boy out in the countryside with these big dogs? One a sheepdog and the other one a Labrador retriever type. There are some grapes by the boy's left hand. Is this Rennaissance symbolism at its best? Definitely Belle's eyes and that's all that matters to me.
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