Brilliantly original painting by the best German cat painter Julius Anton Adam, mentioned Cat Adam or "Cat Rembrandt" (1852 - Munich -1913 ). Originated from the famous Munich painter family Adam. But from opposition to this family busy he first with the landscape pictures and worked himself in Rio de Janeiro. Subsequently, he established himself then nevertheless in Munich as a genre painter. Starting from 1882 developed his successful cat paintings. Adam was first pupil of professor Michael Echter (1812-1879) and let afterwards to train further with Wilhelm von Diez (1839-1907) at the Academy of the fine arts in Munich. Some his cat paintings of the same quality and composition as our work arrive by international auctions unprecedented price from 28,000 to 60 000 euros . On the additional tphoto you can see a few of these samples.
Literature : Dictionary of Austrian Painters of the 19thand 20th Century by Dr.H.Fuchs, Vienna 1972
Inscription: signed lower left.
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period frame.
Measurements: unframed w 17 5/8" x h 20 3/4" (44,7 x 52,8 cm), framed w 26" x h 29 1/8" (66 x 74 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.