Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Elliott Erwitt
    born 1928
    born: Paris, France
  • Ireland, 1970
  • Son of Bitch
  • Where object was made: Ireland
  • 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
  • 1982.0141.70

Black-and-white image of a dog and a male figure standing on the shoreline of a sandy beach. The surface of the sand is wet and there are small rocks strewn about the sand. The dog and the man are facing each other, the dog is standing in the left side of the image and the man is standing in the right side. The dog is leaning down so that its front paws are stretched out in front of its body, which is lowered in front. The man is standing with his hands resting on his hips. There is a high horizon line in the image, and a strip of land is visible in the distance, behind the body of water.