Masterfully animal genre painting with sleeping cat and her 5 kitten was created by most renown Austrian and one of the leading worldwide animalist painters Carl Reichert (1836 Vienna - 1918 Graz). His works situated in the best animalistic collections around of the world. He was a son of painter Heinrich Reichert and brother of Prague theater painter Heinrich Reichert. Studied at the Drawing Academy in Graz by J.Tunner and E.C. Moser, later by J.Kuwasseg. From 1866 till 1876 he lived in Munich and Rome. Here he worked with Anton Romako and Johann Passini. From 1869 to 1910 he lived in Vienna , where were created his best dogs and cats genre paintings. Since 1874 - Member of Vienna Artist Union "Künstlerhaus".
Other works by C.Reichert see under item numbers : 928; 940; 964; 1043; 2338; 3027; 3259; 3728.
Literature: Prof.H.Fuchs " Die Österreichischen Maler ", Vienna, 1975.
Inscription: signed and dated 1917 upper left, on the reverse original period label with the name of the artist: and inventory number (see photo).
Technique: oil on wood panel, splendid original period gold-plated frame
Measurements: unframed w 11" x h 13 1/3 " ( 28 x 34 cm ), framed 18 1/4" x 20 1/2" ( 46,5 x 52 cm )
Condition : very good