Kashtanka by Anton Chekhov 1950s 1960s Mid, Illus William Stobbs

"Kashtanka" by Anton Chekhov, 1959 edition, illustrated by William Stobbs.

"Каштанка" Геннадий Спирин

Illustration by Gennady Spirin from the book "Kashtanka" by Anton Chekhov, published in 1994

How sad! Touching illustration. https://www.behance.net/gallery/19395731/Kashtanka-7

Kashtanka 7 by Carmen Saldana, via Behance

Anton Chekhov loved all animals very much with the exception of cats, for whom he felt an invincible disgust. He loved dogs specially. “Kashtanka”, his “Bromide” and “Quinine” which he had in Melikhovo, he remembered and spoke of, as one remembers one’s dead friend. Reminiscences of Chekhov, by Alexander Krupin

“It must been said that Anton Chekhov loved all animals very much with the exception of cats, for whom he felt an invincible disgust. He loved dogs specially. His dead “Kashtanka”, his “Bromide” and “Quinine” which he had in Melikhovo, he remembered.

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