This photo has hung on the wall in my kitchen for many years. Found at a fleamarket and taken in Sweden. He obviously loved his dogs enough to have a special photo taken with them. I find it interesting that the leads used are so very thin, rather like show-leads. Enjoy two setters from the past...he is now back in his frame and once again looking down at me on a daily basis. :-)
PS I am certain he would have been delighted to find himself (and particually his dogs) here on the site!
I got the book about the the photographer Karl Fr. Andersson and having gone through hundreds of wonderful photos, I have only found one other setter.
(In fact there is only one other dog in the book, but this may well be due to the fact that as exposures were so very long, you had to stand 100% still not to end up as a fuzzy image. My personal belief is that dogs were banned from most photos as not to spoil it all...)
This english setter was owned by Nils Fock (a Swede with Geman/Baltic background). A world-traveler (long trips to Africa, America and South America) and married to an american wife.
There is tons of information about this setter-owner but not a single mention of his dog.
Who actually looks quite like the english setter that was owned by my "kitchen-man".
As the photographer Karl Fr. Andersson appears to have been active in the area for a relativly limited time (according to the book 1896 - 1910) it can well be assumed that the two english setters are in fact related.
But guesswork is as far as it goes...