Amazing Pet Portraits That Look Like 19th-Century Photographs

Philadelphia artist Andrew Pinkham creates incredible pet portraits, photos that blur the lines between 19th-century photography, Old Master paintings, and antique postcards. “My animal portraits challenge what we think of as historical or authentic, whether it was yesterday or hundreds of years ago. They blur the lines of time and engage the viewer in how we interpret the idea of history itself,” he writes on his website. Counting artists like Vermeer, George Stubbs, John James Audubon, and Bo Bartlett amongst his favorite painters, Pinkham was inspired by the symbolism and light of Renaissance portraits, landscape art, and his pastoral hometown of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Click through for more old-timey beasts.

Image credit: Andrew Pinkham [Spotted via Design You Trust]