For Steinlen, the curvilinear form of the cat was the animal equivalent to the art nouveau lily. As well as the form and line, Steinlen could capture the way of the cat - its mood and motion - through the flick of a tail or watchful stare.
Prowling Cat; verso: Male Nude Figure Study and Reclining Cat Study
- Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, French (born in Switzerland), 1859–1923
- Sheet: 65 x 50 cm (25 9/16 x 19 11/16 in. )
- Medium or Technique
- Pastel (recto) and black chalk (verso) on brown wove paper
- Accession Number
- Not on view