Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Elliott Erwitt
    born 1928
    born: Paris, France
  • U.S.A., 1964
  • Son of Bitch
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 20.3 x 35 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 79 7/8 x 137 3/4 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 20.3 x 35 cm
    Mat Dimensions: 16 x 20 in
  • Gift of H. M. G. Associates
  • Not on display
  • 1982.0141.48
Label Text

Black-and-white image of a woman, man, and four children (three boys and one girl) seated on a couch in a living room setting, facing the viewer. There is a large dog lying on the floor in front of the figures, turned toward the viewer with its paws drawn up to its chest. The figures are dressed formally, the boys are wearing suits and ties, and the small girl and the woman are wearing dresses. There is a table lamp with a large, white shade on either side of the couch, and there is a framed painting on the wall behind the figures. The floor is covered with a multicolored carpet.