Sleeping Cat

Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (French (born in Switzerland), 1859–1923)


Catalogue Raisonné

De Crauzat 098

Dimensions

Platemark: 11.9 x 23.4 cm (4 11/16 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

42.44

Medium or Technique

Softground etching, aquatint, and drypoint, printed in yellow and black from two zinc plates

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The cat, whether slumbering, alert to a sound, or ready to pounce, was a source of deep inspiration for the artist T-A. Steinlen, who depicted his favored creature in virtually all media. This color intaglio print in soft-ground etching, aquatint, and drypoint reveals Steinlen’s superb ability as a technician of printmaking as well as draughtsman..

Inscription

Recto: in pencil, u.r.: C 98; in pencil, l.r.: Steinlen's signature; in pencil, l.l.: 9/22; in red crayon, l.l.: (10 en couleur); in pencil, l.r.: 1.33615; in red, l.r.: ...[illegible]... 3 [in a circle]

Markings

Recto: in black ink, l.r.: stamp of M. L. Guérin

Provenance

Colnaghi & Co. (London); from whom purchased by MFA February 12, 1942

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis