Fine color photo portrait of a dog, displayed in its likely original tree trunk frame. Canine Photography, Jack Schatzberg.

Fine color photo portrait of a dog, displayed in its likely original tree trunk frame.

[N. p., ca. 1980?]. Oval color photograph, approx. 9.25 x 7.5 inches under glass in a frame of a roughly oval polished sawn section of timber. Stamped in the image with Schatzberg’s device. Some fading to the image and a little staining; not examined out of the frame; in very good condition. Item #18265

Who’s a good boy? The impulse toward kitsch in downstate Illinois antique shops can at times can become the Trojan Horse for sincere engagement, as with this evocative example of dog portraiture from a longtime horse show photographer Jack Schatzberg. (Schatzberg’s work has appeared in Vogue and Sports Illustrated.) The frame has its own evocative charms, and seems likely at one time meant to have complemented the veneer paneling and the sculpted pile carpets of my own late 1970s Central Illinois, Hundman Homes, ranch house neighborhood lifestyle.

Price: $200.00