Thursday, 1 September 2016

Cats in Art - part 3

Continuing a look at art that has featured cats in one way or another, either as the subject of the work, or as an adjunct to it.

They say you’re either a ‘dog person’ or a ‘cat person.’ I’ve always fallen into the latter category, so I thought I would do a themed feature for this series of posts, covering a large time span through art history.

The time span of approximately five-hundred artworks in the series (in roughly chronological order) is close to five hundred years - from 1525 (Francesco d’Ubertino Verdito) to 1999 (Louise Bourgeois).

This is part 3 of a 9-part series on Cats in Art. For earlier works see parts 1 and 2 also. Note: I have added portraits and dates of the artists where I was able to find them.


 Johann Michael Neder
(1807 Vienna, Austria -1882 Vienna, Austria)

Johann Michael Neder
Morgentoilette eines Mädchens 1836
oil on panel 35 x 30 cm

Utagawa Kuniyoshi
(1797 Edo, Japan-1861 Edo, Japan)
Cats Enjoying a Cool Evening 1839-42
woodblock print

Utagawa Kuniyoshi
woodblock print 1840c

Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Cats Practicing Their Music 1841
woodblock print

Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Dancing Cats  1841c
woodblock print

Utagawa Kuniyoshi
 Fashionable Cats Juggling Balls 1841c
woodblock print

Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Three Cats at an Indoor Party 1841
woodblock print

Utagawa Kuniyoshi
From "The Tales of Genji" 1842c
woodblock print

Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Substitute Character Cats 1844c
woodblock print


John Bradley
(1800c UK - 1847c New York City)


John Bradley
Little Girl in Lavender 1840c
oil on canvas 85.7 x 69.4 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC


John F. Francis
(1808 Philadelphia, PA - 1886 Jeffersonville, PA)
Mary Elizabeth Francis, the Artist's Daughter 1840c
oil on canvas 93.1 x 74.7 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

Berthe Morisot
(1841 Bourges, France - 1895 Paris, France)

Berthe Morisot
A Young Girl with a Cat

Ludwig Vollmar
(1842 Säckingen -1884 Munich)
A Playful Moment
oil on canvas 64.8 x 52.7 cm

Ludwig Vollmar
Playful Companions

Giovanni Boldini
(1842 Ferrara, Italy - 1931 Paris, France)
Self-Portrait 1892

1842-1931 Giovanni Boldini
A Lady with a Cat
watercolour heightened with white on paper
Private Collection

Rudolf Hirth du Frêne
(1846 Tonna, Germany - 1916 Miltenberg, Germany)
Portrait by Wilhelm Leibl

Rudolf Hirth du Frênes
Young Friends n.d.
oil on canvas 73 x 39.4 cm

Helen Allingham
(1848 Swadlincote, Derbyshire, UK - 1926 Haslemere, Surrey, UK)

Helen Allingham
The Saucer of Milk
watercolour 26 x 21 cm

Helen Allingham
The Staircase, Whittington Court, Gloucestershire
watercolour on paper 35.6 x 26.7 cm
Private Collection

William Holman Hunt
(1827 London - 1910 London)
Self-Portrait oil on canvas 103.5 x 73 cm
Uffizi Gallery, Florence

William Holman Hunt
The Awakening Conscience 1853
oil on canvas 76.2 x 55.9 cm
Tate, London

Gustave Courbet
(1819 Ornans, Doubs, France - 1877 La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland)

Gustave Courbet
The Painter's Atelier 1855
oil on canvas 141.3 x 235.4 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Jean-François Millet
(1814 Gréville-Hague, France - 1875 Barbizon, France)

Jean-François Millet
Woman Churning Butter (Study for) 1855-58
graphite and conté crayon on tracing paper 20.2 x 14.6 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Jean-François Millet
Woman Churning Butter 1855-58
conté crayon on buff paper 47.9 x 39.7 cm
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York City

Jean-François Millet
Woman Churning Butter 1855-58
crayon and pastel on paper 122 x 85.5 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Jean-François Millet
Woman Churning Butter 1855-58
etching on thin laid paper 17.9 x 11.8 cm (sheet)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Carl Kahler (1855-1906)
Buzz Off!
oil on canvas 59.7 x 39.4 cm

Carl Kahler (1855-1906)
Family Portrait
oil on canvas 82.5 x 123.2 cm

Henry John Yeend King
(1855 London -1924 London)
In the Garden
oil on canvas

Henry John Yeend King
Feeding Time in the Garden

Henry John Yeend King
In the Garden

Jules Frederic Ballavoine (1855-1901)
 Girl with a Cat
oil on canvas 41.2 x 33.6 cm.


Władysław Ślewiński
(1856 Poland - 1918 Paris)
Self-Portrait 1894

Władysław Ślewiński
Woman with Cat
Théodule-Augustin Ribot
(1823 Saint-Nicolas-d'Attez, France - 1891 Colombes, France)

Théodule-Augustin Ribot
The Cook and the Cat 1860s
Pierre Auguste Renoir
(1841 Limoges, France - Cagnes-sur-Mer, France) c1910

Pierre Auguste Renoir
Sleeping Cat 1862

Léon-Jean-Basile Perrault
Her Favourite Pet 1867
oil on canvas 56 x 46 cm

Pierre Bonnard
(1867 Fontenay-aux-Roses, France - 1947 Le Cannet, France)

Pierre Bonnard
Cats Playing n.d.
pastel over charcoal with stumping on tan wove paper, edge-mounted to board 47.8 x 52.7 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Sal Meijer
(1878 Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 1965 Blariicum, The Netherlands)

Sal Meijer
Cat on a Rug
oil on canvas 50 x 60 cm

Sal Meijer
Cat on a Chair

Sal Meijer
Cat Sitting on a Bed

 Sal Meijer
Cat with a Telephone
lithograph

Sal Meijer
Cat on a Balcony 1900c
32 x 24 cm

Sal Meijer
Foreign Content 1909
48 x 45 cm
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Sal Meijer
Playful Cat in a Basket 1925

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