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Thomas Laqueur on Gustave Caillebotte’s Le Pont de l’Europe

Lunchtime Talk

Thomas Laqueur teaches European cultural history at UC Berkeley; his latest book is The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains. Laqueur is beginning work on a book about what dogs represent in Western art and he has many intriguing things to say about the eye-catching dog in the foreground of Gustave Caillebotte’s 1876 masterpiece, Le Pont de l’Europe.