Eat your heart out, Paris Hilton: These dogs lived the Lifestyles of the Rich and Canine long before you and Tinkerbelle led the Simple Life.
If you snoozed your way through an Art History class in college (sooooo many slide shows), you may not have noticed how many classic portraits from the Renaissance onward featured interesting dogs of all shapes and sizes.
1434: Giovanni Arnolfini and His Wife
1604: Bianca Degli Utili Masilli with Her Children
1637: Five Eldest Children of Charles II
1730: Portrait of a Lady with a Dog
1763: The Comtesse d’Egmont Pignatelli
1769: Princess Ekaterina Dmitrievna Golitsyna
1878: Little Girl in a Blue Armchair
1902: Mrs. S. Seymour Thomas
1903: A Waterloo