Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Elliott Erwitt
    born 1928
    born: Paris, France
  • Paris, 1952
  • Son of Bitch
  • Where object was made: Paris, France
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 20.3 x 35 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 x 13 3/4 in
  • Gift of H. M. G. Associates
  • Not on display
  • 1982.0141.01

Black-and-white image of an old man and a dog on a cement sidewalk. There are storefronts along the top of the image, and there is a small dog in the bottom left quadrant of the image. The dog is white with large, black spots, and it is lying down with its head lifted. Its body is facing away from the viewer, toward the old man, and the dog's head is turned so that it is looking toward the viewer. The old man is in the right side of the image, walking toward the viewer and looking at the dog. He is wearing a small-brimmed, dark hat and an ankle-length, black coat, and he is holding a cane in his proper right hand.