Jackie Kennedy’s Dogged Influence on JFK Jr. & Canine-Themed Homes

Jackie Kennedy introduces her five-year old son to become comfortably acquainted with some husky dogs during a Utah ski trip.her son to some Husky dogs, 1964.

Jackie Kennedy introduces her five-year old son to become comfortably acquainted with some husky dogs during a Utah ski trip.her son to some Husky dogs, 1964.

While yesterday’s article, The Dogs of Jackie O: Jackie Kennedy’s Lifetime of Canine Companions, detailed the First Lady’s life alongside a series of pooches during almost fifty of her sixty-four years, even after there were no longer four-legged friends in her homes, there were constant reminders of them.

As seen here, dogs were depicted in paintings, drawing and other interior furnishings of her primary residences and those where she spent weekends and vacations. These artworks and objects came to public light two years after her death, during the first of two public auctions of the contents of her properties.

Study of a Greyhound, British School 18th Century.

Study of a Greyhound, British School 18th Century.

Study of as Dog, Felmish School 17th Century, which she bought at auction in 1990. 001

Study of as Dog, Flemish School 17th Century, which she bought at auction in 1990 and hung at 1040.

Jean-Baptiste Oudry's Study of a Hound Baying.

Jean-Baptiste Oudry’s Study of a Hound Baying, which hung in the family quarters of the White House and the living room at 1040.

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