Samuel Bough ‘Madame Sacchi’ mug

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This elegant 250ml mug features the painting Self Portrait with His Dog, 'Madame Sacchi'  by Samuel Bough (1822–1878).

Bough is one of Carlisle's most important nineteenth-century artists. He painted very few portraits in his career and this painting is the only known self-portrait, painted in about 1866. It shows him with his favourite white bulldog, Madame Sacchi, named after a celebrated dancer. Bough was a great dog lover and they feature in many of his paintings.

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CollectionTullie House Museum and Art Gallery