Monday, 12 September 2016

Cats in Art - part 7

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 7 of a 9-part series on Cats in Art. For earlier works see parts 1 - 6 also. Note: I have added portraits and dates of the artists where I was able to find them.



John Everett Millais
( 1829 Southampton, UK - 1896 London )


John Everett Millais
A Flood 1879
oil on canvas 99.3 x 144.9 cm
Manchester Art Gallery, UK


Émile Munier
( 1840 Paris, France - 1895 Paris, France )


Émile Munier
A Special Moment
oil on canvas 66 x 53.3 cm

Émile Munier
Playing with the Kitten
oil on canvas

Émile Munier
The New Pets
oil on canvas 50.8 x 39.4 cm

1882 Emile Munier
Her Best Friend
oil on canvas

Émile Munier
A Young Girl and a Cat 1882
oil on canvas

Émile Munier
Feeding New Friends 1882
oil on canvas

Émile Munier
Three Friends  1885
oil on canvas


Émile Munier
Playing with the Kitten 1893
oil on canvas


Pierre Carrier-Belleuse
( 1851 Paris, France - 1932 Paris, France )
Self-Portrait 1898


Pierre Carrier-Belleuse
Young Ballerina Holding a Black Cat 1895
pastel on canvas

Pierre Carrier-Belleuse
Ballerina with a Black Cat 1895c
pastel on canvas


John French Sloan
( 1871 Lock Haven, PA - 1951 Hanover, NH )


John French Sloan
Green's Cats 1900
oil on canvas 55.9 x 76.2 cm
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE


John French Sloan
Chinese Restaurant 1909
oil on canvas 66 x 81.9 cm
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, NY


John William Godward
( 1861 Wimbledon, London - 1922 London )
Self-Portrait


John William Godward
The Favourite  1901
oil on canvas 72.4 x 59.4 cm
Private Collection
Gwen John
( 1876 Haverford West, Uk - 1839 Dieppe, France )

Gwen John
Cat 1904-08c
graphite and watercolour on paper 11.1 x 13.7 cm
Tate, London

Gwen John
Cat 1904-08c
graphite and watercolour on paper 12.3 x 16 cm
Tate, London


Paula Modersohn-Becker
( 1876 Dresden, Germany - 1907 Worpswede, Germany )


Paula Modersohn-Becker
Girl with a Cat 1905
oil on cardboard 72 x 49 cm
Private Collection

Paula Modersohn-Becker
Girl with Cat in the Birch Forest 1905


Nicolas Tarkhoff
( 1871 Moscow - 1930 Orsay, France )
Self-Portrait oil on cardboard 41 x 35 cm
Musée du Petit Palais, Geneva, Switzerland


Nicolas Tarkhoff
Two Children and Cat by the Window 1907

Nicolas Tarkhoff
Cat with Flowers 1908
91 x 65 cm Muziekamer Schilderij

Nicolas Tarkhoff
Young Child with a Black Cat 1908
oil on canvas 65 x 54.5 cm
Private Collection


Mary Cassatt
( 1844 Allegheny, Pittsburgh, PA - 1926 Paris, France )


Mary Cassat
Sara Holding a Cat 1907-08c
oil on canvas 41.3 x 33 cm

1908 Mary Cassatt
Children Playing With A Cat 1908
oil on canvas 83.8 x 104.1 cm
Private Collection

Mary Cassat
Young Woman Wearing a Small Winged Hat, Holding a Cat  1914
pastel on paper


August Macke
( 1887 Meschede, Germany - 1914 Champagne, France -WWI casualt )
1909 August Macke
Cat Studies
August Macke
Spirit of the House, Still Life with Cat 1910

Raoul Dufy
1877 Le Havre, France - 1953 Forcalquier, France )


Raoul Dufy
The Cat 1909
woodcut form Apollinaire's "The Bestiary"

Franz Marc
( 1880 Munich, Germany - 1916 Braquis, France )


Franz Marc
Two Cats 1908
36 x 28 cm
Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich

Franz Marc
Cat Basket 1909
oil on canvas 58 x 69 cm
 Private Collection

Franz Marc
Two Grey Cats 1909
oil on canvas 40 x 52.5 cm
Private Collection

Franz Marc
Cat Behind a Tree 1910
oil on canvas 70 x 50 cm
Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany

Franz Marc
 Cats 1910
oil on canvas 50.5 x 61 cm
Private Collection

Franz Marc
Girl with Cat 1910
tempera and graphite on brownish paper 40.5 x 29.5 cm
Kunstmuseum in der Alten Post, Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany

Franz Marc
Cat on a Yellow Cushion 1912
oil on cardboard 48.8 x 60 cm
Kunstmuseum, Moritzburg, Germany

Franz Marc
Cat with Kittens 1912
pencil,  gouache and oil on cardboard 35 x 30 cm
Kunstmuseum Moritzburg, Germany

Franz Marc
Cats, Red and White 1912
oil on canvas 52 x 35 cm
Private Collection

Franz Marc
Girl with a Cat  1912
oil on canvas 71.5 x 66.5 cm
Private Collection

Franz Marc
Two Cats 1912
oil on canvas 98 x 74 cm
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

Franz Marc
Two Cats 1912-14
etching on paper

Franz Marc
Three Cats 1913
oil on canvas
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

Franz Marc
Playing Cats 1913
oil on canvas 44.5 x 66.5 cm
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany

Franz Marc
Two Cats 1913
gouache and india ink 9 x 14 cm
Franz Marc Museum, Kochel am See, Germany


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