The J. Paul Getty Museum

[Portrait of two boys wearing caps seated on sofa with a dog]

Object Details

Title:

[Portrait of two boys wearing caps seated on sofa with a dog]

Artist/Maker:

Unknown maker, American

Culture:

American

Date:

about 1845

Medium:

Daguerreotype

Object Number:

84.XT.438.4

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Object Description

Portrait of two boys sitting on a sofa, one at each end, with a large dog lying between them. The dog rests its front legs in the lap of one of the boys, who wraps one arm around the dog's neck and holds on to its front legs. The portrait is surrounded by a brass mat.

Provenance
Provenance
-1984

Samuel Wagstaff, Jr., American, 1921 - 1987, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.