Animalistic painting with cat and her three playing kitten was executed on the turn of 20th Century by French popular animale painter Jules Gustave Le Roy (1856 - 1921). Unfortunately, not much is known about him at all. Its clear , however, that he was a 19th Century animale artist, who focused his work primarily on kitten and cats, caprturing them incandescent poses while creating Mishima. Even though Le Roy does have his own distinctive style, his works can be easily confused with other 19th Century artist such as Henriette Ronner-Knip, Julis Adam and Eugene Louis Lambert.
Literature: E. Benezit " Dictionary of painters, sculptors, decorators and etchers"(in French), Paris, 1999; Thieme/Becker, Leipzig,1999.
Inscription: signed lower right.
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period frame.
Measurements: unframed w 18" x h 23 7/8" (45,7 x 60,5 cm); framed w 24 1/2" x h 30 1/3" (62 x 77 cm).
Condition: in very good original condition.