Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Cats in Art - part 8

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



Pablo Picasso
( 1881 Málaga, Spain - 1973 Mougins, France )


Pablo Picasso
Woman with Cat 1900
© 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso - Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Pablo Picasso
Crazy Woman with Cats 1901
oil on pulp board 44.3 x 40.8 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
© 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Pablo Picasso
Cat Catching A Bird 1939
oil on canvas 100 x 81 cm
Musée Picasso, Paris
© 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights

Pablo Picasso
Cat Eating a Bird 1939
© 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


Philip Wilson Steer
( 1860 Birkenhead, Merseyside - 1942 London )


Philip Wilson Steer
Hydrangeas 1901
oil on canvas
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge


Albert Anker
( 1831 Innsbruck, Switzerland - 1910 Innsbruck, Swtizerland )
Self-Portrait 1891
watercolour 16.3 x 12.7 cm


Albert Anker
Girl Holding a Cat 1903
Private Collection

Albert Anker
Girl Knitting 1903
Private Collection

Albert Anker
Girl with Cat 1903
watercolour 34.9 x 24.9 cm
Private Collection

Albert Anker
Girl with Kittens in a Basket 1903
Private Collection
Charles Camoin
( 1879 Marseille, France - 1965 Paris, France )
Self-Portrait ( detail )


Charles Camoin
Girl with a Cat 1904c
oil on canvas
Private Collection


Odilon Redon
( 1840 Bordeaux, France - 1916 Paris, France )


Odilon Redon
Bazon: The Atist's Cat 1905
oil on canvas 55.5 x 38.5 cm
Private Collection


Kees van Dongen 1923
( 1877 Delfshaven, The Netherlands - 1968 Monte Carlo,
Monaco )


Kees van Dongen
Woman With Cat 1908
oil on canvas 91.8 x 73.7 cm
Milwaukee Art Museum, WI


Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
( 1880 Aschaffenburg, Germany - 1938 Davos, Switzeland )


Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Girl with a Cat 1910
oil on canvas 116 x 89 cm

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Marcella 1910
oil on canvas 100 x 76 cm
Brücke Museum, Berlin

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Liegende Katze ( Bobby ) 1919

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Grey Cat on a Cushion 1919-20
oil on canvas 79 x 69 cm
Museum Am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Nudes in the Wood with a Cat

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Reclining Female Nude With Cat

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Still Life with Cat

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
The Painter Karl Stirner with a Cat


Henri Matisse
( 1869 Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France - 1954 Nice, France )
photo by Robert Capra


Henri Matisse
Girl with a Black Cat ( Matisse's daughter Marguerite ) 1910
oil 94 x 64.1 cm
Private Collection


Julian Alden Weir
( 1852 West Point, New York - 1919 New York City )


Julian Alden Weir
Little Lizzie Lynch 1910
oil on canvas 63.5 x 76.2 cm


Frank Bramley RA
( 1857 Sisey, Lincolnshire, UK - 1925 Chalford, Gloucestershire UK )
Self-Portrait


Frank Bramley
Confidences 1911
oil on canvas 89.5 x 75 cm
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Carl Larsson
( 1853 Stockholm, Sweden -1919 Falun, Sweden )


Carl Larsson
The Bridge at the Harbour 1912
pencil and watercolour
Private Collection


Johann Heinrich Vogeler
( 1872 Bremen, Germany - 1942 Karaganda, Kazakh, USSR )


Johann Heinrich Vogeler
Girl with a Cat 1914


Max Beckmann 1922
( 1884 Leipzig, Germany - 1950 New York City )
Max Beckmann
Still Life with Cats 1917
oil on canvas 65 x 100 cm
Gallery Pels-Leusden, Berlin

Boris Kustodiev
( 1878 Astrakan, Russia - 1927 St. Petersburg, Russia )

Boris Kustodiev
The Merchant's Wife 1918
oil on canvas
The State Russian Museum, St Petersburg, Russian Federation

Suzanne Valadon
( 1865 Bessines-sur-gartempe -1938 Paris )
with Raminou the cat, Maurice Utrillo ( left )
and André Utter ( right )

Suzanne Valadon
Two Cats 1918
oil on canvas
Private Collection

Suzanne Valadon
 Raminou 1919
Private Collection

Suzanne Valadon
Miss Lily Walton with Raminou 1920

Suzanne Valadon
Raminou Sitting on a Cloth 1920

Suzanne Valadon
Self-Portrait with Raminou 1920

Arthur Rackham
( 1867 Lewisham, London - 1939 Limpsfield, Surrey, UK )

Arthur Rackham
Hansel and Gretel and Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm 1920
 "By day she made herself into a cat"

John McKirdy Duncan
( 1966 Dundee, Scotland -1945 Edinburgh, Scotland )

John McKirdy Duncan
Baba and Billy 1920
tempera on canvas 61 x 45.7 cm
Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery, Fife, Scotland, UK

Gwen John
Young Woman Hoding a Black Cat 1920-25c
oil on canvas 46 x 29.8 cm
Tate, London

Tsuguharu Foujita 1927
( 1886 Tokyo - 1968 Zürich )

Tsuguharu Foujita
Cat in Bed 1918
oil on canvas 24 x 35 cm

Tsuguharu Foujita
A Seated Cat 1920

Tsuguharu Foujita
White Persian Cat 1920c
colour woodcut

Tsuguharu Foujita
Self-Portrait with Cat on Shoulder 1927
etching on paper 32.4 x 24.1 cm

Tsuguharu Foujita
Self-Portrait with Cat 1928

Tsuguharu Foujita
Cat and Kitten Asleep 1929

Tsuguharu Foujita
Cats 1932

Tsuguharu Foujita
Cat 1942

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