Emblematic Panel with Two dogs and Throne

  • Unidentified (American), Emblematic Panel with Two dogs and Throne, 20th century, carved and painted wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1986.65.286

The two dogs in this painting, at either side of an empty throne, look mournfully out at the viewer. This sentimental image evokes stories of pets that remain loyal to humans even after their owners die, either by standing vigil at the graveside or returning again and again to a favorite spot.

Title
Emblematic Panel with Two dogs and Throne
Artist
Date
20th century
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
15 7818 1878 in. (40.346.12.3 cm.) 
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
carved and painted wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – furniture – chair
  • Animal – dog
Object Number
1986.65.286
Palette
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