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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Note: Domesticated species of Canis, formerly believed to be descended from Canis lupus, gray wolves; however, recent studies suggest that gray wolves and domestic dogs instead have a common ancestor, now extinct. Dogs come in a variety of shapes, and sizes and over 400 distinct breeds. All domestic or feral dogs are descended from a single common ancestral species. For more than 12,000 years, it has lived with humans as a hunting companion, protector, and as herders and guardians of sheep, goats, and cattle. Today, dogs are employed as aids to the blind and disabled, or for police work. In Western art, dogs have generally come to symbolize faithfulness and loyalty, however, in other cultures they can symbolizes a variety of traits, ranging from unclean to seducer.

Found in 134 Collections and/or Records:

Letitia (Tish) Frank, 2003-04-14

Identifier: 3
Overview Letitia (Tish) Frank sitting with a dog (Tigger).

Liontamer Chow, 1973

 Item — Box 17
Identifier: 2006.6.1363
Overview Photograph of Champion Liontamer of Elster Chow. Note on verso states photograph was to Georgia O'Keeffe from Sam Draper. Handwritten on verso "Ch. Eastward Liontamer of Elster" "Co- owned by -- Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Hetherington, Jr. and Dr. Samuel Draper For Georgia O'Keeffe, Who loves chows so much from Sam Draper, In appreciation. Dec. 1, 1973." "76162"

Mrs. Earle with chow dog, 1974

 Item — Box 3
Identifier: 2006.6.341
Overview Photograph of Mrs. Earle sitting in a chair with a chow puppy in her lap (not one of O'Keeffe's dogs).

Walk, Ghost Ranch, 1967

 Item — Oversize 1
Identifier: 2006.6.938
Overview Profile portrait of O'Keeffe walking her dogs on the Ghost Ranch property through native grasses and trees surrounded by hills. O'Keeffe wears a large flowered quilted jacket and a dark skirt and carries a staff-like walking stick.