Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"Papillon" 10" x 10" Oil pet portrait

Little Giselle - an elegant toy Spaniel called a Papillon. The Papillon (French for "butterfly") is a small, friendly, elegant breed of dog of the Spaniel type, distinguished from other breeds by its large butterfly-like ears.The Papillon is one of the oldest of the toy Spaniels.

Papillons are known for their very large, butterfly-like ears with long, fine hair that gives them this feathery-eared look.
Some well-known owners of Papillons:
King Henry II
Marie Antoinette
Lauren Bacall
Christina Aguilera

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