Custom Victorian Pet Portraits by Luke Jervis

In late 2010, if you can remember all the way back then, I placed a wanted ad here on this blog for a Victorian Dog Portrait Artist who would fashion my dogs, LeRoy the French Bulldog and Bebop the Pug, into Regal Victorian portraits. And while I did get quite a few email responses, it wasn’t until earlier this year, when one young artist in the UK named Luke Jervis sent me a photo of a recent koala bear portrait he had done that I knew this was the artist for the job.

After a few months of emails and mock-ups, I was SO excited to receive a beautiful brown paper package, tied up with strings with my gold framed dog portraits ready to hang. They are 10″ x 8″ works {framed size is about 13″ x 11″} and capture my dog’s faces and personalities so perfectly, I was blown away when I saw them in person! They make me laugh in the best way possible… so much that while readying these photos for this post, I couldn’t help a few random laughter outbursts in my otherwise quiet house. And of course I included far more photos than necessary, but they are so perfect, words cannot even explain. I’m actually going to hang them above the Union Jack Flag print in the game room you see peeping out in a few photos, but for now, they’re resting on the gold stump side tables.

If you are thinking about similar works for your pets, I seriously recommend Luke Jervis for the job. You can see more works on his website and contact him for rates {which include the gold frames AND shipping from the UK}. They are worth every penny.

After I hung them…

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Debora Bondì

    July 18, 2012 | Reply

    wow! great ideas!

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  • Наталия Ажогина

    July 18, 2012 | Reply



  • Life's a shoe

    July 18, 2012 | Reply

    I love the frames!

  • Kier Mellour

    July 18, 2012 | Reply

    WOW! I am obsessed! Maybe have to do this for my little vivian!

    With Love From Hollywood, Kier

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  • antique engagement rings

    July 18, 2012 | Reply

    I love the victorian frames!

  • Anna

    July 18, 2012 | Reply

    hahahaha, awesome!


  • Tiffany

    July 18, 2012 | Reply

    Are you kidding me? Those are freakin awesome! I love it! The facial expressions are the best, I love how he captured them perfectly. I may have to surprise my husband with a painting of our dachshunds! 🙂

  • Schnelle

    July 18, 2012 | Reply

    omg that is awesome! They came out great!


    July 18, 2012 | Reply

    How cool are these! I have no pets but now want some just to get a set done!!

  • Justine {Stop Me if You've Heard This One}

    July 18, 2012 | Reply

    These are amaaaaaaaazing. OMG. I laughed so hard. They look awesome!

  • Clara Turbay

    July 18, 2012 | Reply

    it´s great to see your nices ideas!

  • Felicia

    July 18, 2012 | Reply

    Those are seriously great!!!!!

  • thankfifi

    July 18, 2012 | Reply

    Love them – so glad you found someone eventually!

    ♥ ThankFifi

  • Joana Santos

    July 18, 2012 | Reply

    hey, I just love all of your posts! I’m following u now !
    could you please check out mine ? 🙂

  • Gwen

    July 18, 2012 | Reply

    OMG! These are too cute!!! I especially love the photos of them sitting next to their portraits!

  • Mama Kat

    July 18, 2012 | Reply

    You kill me. I love these!

  • Paulina

    July 18, 2012 | Reply

    This is teh most adorable thing I’ve seen. Thanks for taking pics of them by their portrait. Luke did an awesome job!

  • k

    July 18, 2012 | Reply

    these are AMAZING. i am in love, these gave me such a smile 🙂 great work!

  • hannah

    July 18, 2012 | Reply

    These look so adorable and kind of hilarious – in a good way. Cute!

  • Kat

    July 18, 2012 | Reply

    Those are adorable, funny, and soooo cute. I love the pictures of Leroy sitting NEXT TO his own portrait! His expression is exactly the same!


  • Sara

    July 19, 2012 | Reply

    Is there such a thing as too many dog pictures? I think not. These turned out so good, definitely worth the wait. I love how the guys are posed next to their portraits. Such serious little dogs!

  • Fashion Territory

    July 19, 2012 | Reply

    I just discovered your blog and I absolutely love it! Thank you for all the wonderful ideas!Love your blog.

  • Vogue Sky

    July 19, 2012 | Reply

    I love the victorian frames too.

  • Alela Sirah

    July 19, 2012 | Reply
  • Lux Sky

    July 19, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks a lot for sharing this fun article with me. I enjoy it very much!Great idea!! Good luck to the author! All the best!

  • Ginc

    July 19, 2012 | Reply

    Omg how adorable! I’ve never been much of a dog person but these two cuties are so adorable!

  • Fashion Allure

    July 19, 2012 | Reply

    Love your blog! And your style. Thanks for sharing it

  • Olly

    July 19, 2012 | Reply

    Sìmply Great!!

  • drollgirl

    July 20, 2012 | Reply

    they are SO FABULOUS and SO HILARIOUS!!!

    i want some of my kitties!!!!!

  • Advanced Graphics

    September 15, 2012 | Reply

    They look awesome! Such great portraits. I also love that gold stump you’ve placed them on 🙂


    September 15, 2012 | Reply

    They look awesome! Such great portraits. I also love that gold stump you’ve placed them on. It looks priceless!!! 🙂

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  • Carol lew

    January 17, 2015 | Reply

    I first saw your plea for an artist, and thought my work might be to your liking. I am also a fan of Tierry Poncelet’s work. But I see you now have very lovely paintings of your adorable dogs. If you’d like to see some of my work just for fun, my website is, and my Etsy Shop is Old World Pet Portraits. Carol. PS I have 2 pugs, and can’t get enough of those squish faced dogs! Born to make you smile!

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