Aphrodite fully clothed, and a polar bear on the ice of the Arctic – just two of the later paintings of this Victorian artist.
He became extremely popular, with his genre scenes containing animals, particularly dogs. A selection from the early years of his career.
Loyal to their master or mistress, often to the point of self-sacrifice. Paintings by Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velázquez, Courbet and Bonnard.