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Pug's Puppies (Lady Bertram, Mansfield Park) fabric by anniedeb on Spoonflower - custom fabric

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By Deborah Astley

My designs are inspired by nature, words, music, personal experiences & memories. Please message me if you have any questions or requests.

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Description:

Lady Bertram says, "I will tell you what, Fanny, the next time Pug has a litter you shall have a puppy." (from Mansfield Park by Jane Austen)

A subplot of Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park" featured the transition of animals from living outside to living indoors with people through the introduction of Lady Betram's pug, Pug. Pug was a vital tool for Austen in drawing comparisons between the different characters in "Mansfield Park." My design: Imagine that Pug's puppies broke into Lady Betram's armoire one day and got into her hats (which would probably have Lady Bertram rethinking the desirability of having dogs in the house.) My design features Pug’s puppies wearing ladies’ hats popular during Austen’s time: the morning cap also known as a mob cap and the turban. This is my original caricature of the comical looking pug of today. During Austen's time, though, pugs were not the pugs of our time. Through years and years and years of intentional breeding, we know our pugs today as squatty, funny, sweet dogs that can lean toward obesity. The pugs of Austen's time were longer of leg and were hardly squatty at all. Source: Sally B. Palmer, an associate professor of English at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (at least as of 2004) wrote a paper on Austen’s Mansfield Park’s Lady Bertram’s Pug. It can be found at http://www.jasna.org/persuasions/on-line/vol25no1/palmer.html and it is definitely worth reading. Her paper describes how pets were viewed in the early 19th century when most creatures of the four legged variety were used for food, transportation, or work.

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anniedeb

anniedeb says: Thanks so much for your comment, Charlotte, and for taking a look at the design. I appreciate it.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

charldia

charldia says: Way too cute, this pattern is adorable.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

anniedeb

anniedeb says: Photograph of a swatch of Spoonflower cotton printed with "Pug's Puppies (Lady Bertram, Mansfield Park." Design printed well.

anniedeb uploaded a fabric image for anniedeb's design Pug's Puppies (Lady Bertram, Mansfield Park) :

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Posted almost 4 years ago.

anniedeb

anniedeb says: Hi, Rhonda. Thank you so much for taking a look at the puppies and for your wonderful comments. Thank you.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

anniedeb

anniedeb says: I'm glad you took a look at the design, Su. Thank so much for your comments. It was fun trying to find something "off the wall" with Austen. She can be so proper. :-)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

anniedeb

anniedeb says: Thank you so much for taking a look, Amy. I had fun drawing those puppies.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: Not only is this a visually cute design that will have special appeal for pug fans, it is also an imaginative interpretation of the Jane Austen theme! Well done, Deborah!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Hysterically funny!! As I found when I looked at in the swatch view... and then I read the note! And right on target for the theme - in a supremely unique take! That hat with the central frond thingie - that just says Lady Bertram all over to me! I really like this design and well done on the repeat too!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

amy_g

amy_g says: Love it and your description too!!!!! :o)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

anniedeb

anniedeb says: Thanks so much, Barbara, for taking time to read the description. What I thought amusing was that Sally B. Palmer is at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology writing about Jane Austen. For some reason that tickled me. It also shows the universality of fiction. Thank you for taking a look at the design and for your comments. I appreciate it.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

tallula...

tallulahdahling says: Very cute! And a very interesting description. Thanks for the link to Sally Palmer's paper. I love that kind of information. I'm saving the link for when I have time to read it. Thanks!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

anniedeb

anniedeb says: Thank you so much, Tara. I really appreciate your taking a look at the design and reading the description. Thank you so much.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

taramcg...

taramcgowan says: I love it!!! Love the pugs! Love your description too! It's adorable, Deborah!

Posted almost 4 years ago.