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The Dachshound Pehr with Dead Game and a Rifle
  • The Dachshound Pehr with Dead Game and a Rifle

    TitleThe Dachshound Pehr with Dead Game and a Rifle
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 135 x 109 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 165 x 140 x 13 cm
  • DatingSigned 1740
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Jean-Baptiste Oudry, French, born 1686, dead 1755
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 864
  • AcquisitionTransferred 1866 from Kongl. Museum (1749 Tessin-Fredrik I)
  • ExhibitedNationalmuseum, Room 1603 18th century
  • Collection Carl Gustaf Tessins samlingI päls och fjäder
  • Description
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    Ulla and Carl Gustaf Tessin had many pets. The dachshund Pehr, a gift from royalty, has become the most famous of them. He accompanied them on several trips abroad, including to Paris. Here, Pehr is guarding the hunter’s trophies, with a rifle leaning against the wall beside him. Although Tessin himself is not depicted, this could be regarded as a portrait of him. The painting was a gift from the artist, who in return received a gold box from Tessin.