T.S.D.A.S - PUG PORTRAIT
The Small Dog Appreciation Society print edition. These fantastic Giclée prints are inspired by dutch wax print fabrics and the ever growing popularity of pint sized pets.
For some, pugs are majestic little lumps that emit rays of happiness and sunshine...
According to the London Zoological Society, the Pug is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. Ancient Chinese documents state that short-nosed dogs with the description matching that of the Pug existed in China at around 700 BC. These dogs were only breed and owned by the emperors. It is believed there is an ancient Chinese law whereby only the emperor was allowed to own a Pug, anyone other than the emperor could only own a pug if it was a gift from the Emperor himself, Illegal ownership of a Pug was punishable by death. The Pug had there own living quarters and servants within the royal palace and commanded the highest respect. Emperor, Ling (168-190 AD) was so taken that he gave these small dogs ranks, the females received the same rank as his wives.
Paper: Hahnemuehle German Etching, 310gsm
Size: 297mm x 420mm (A3)