Prowling Cat; verso: Male Nude Figure Study and Reclining Cat Study

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.

Inscription

In black chalk, l.r.: Steinlen

Provenance

Madame Désormière-Steinlen, Paris; acquired January 1967

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Prowling Cat; verso: Male Nude Figure Study and Reclining Cat Study

Dimensions
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
Classification
Drawings
Accession Number
67.21
Not on view

Tags