19th Century Corded Poodle Photograph by Gambier Bolton(524 views)
Description: A fine 19th century dog portrait of a prize corded poodle named Dexter, by photographer Gambier Bolton, in its original carved wood frame. Below the photograph, within the frame, is a black band, hand-painted in white 'Corded Poodle 'Dexter' on the left and the name of the professional photographer 'Gambier Bolton' on the right.
Dimensions: 14" H x 15 7/8" W x 1" D
Artist or Maker: Gambier Bolton
Literature: Gambier Bolton (died 1929) was an English author and photographer of subjects on natural history and 'psychical phenomena.' "Gambier Bolton made numerous photographs of animals during his travels to many countries, including one with the party accompanying the Duke of Newcastle on his tour.  His interest in animal photography was professional, amongst the first intending to profit from this pursuit. His works are sometimes preserved as scientific records for societies, though their value was not widely recognised and appeared in journals and books of zoology.  He was a founding member of the club devoted to Siamese cats, founded in England in 1901." (Source: Wikipedia).