This is original etching by Austrian painter and graphic artist Guido Grünewald ( 1881-1935), which among several other his animal works sold this etching to New York gallery Robertson-Deschamps . This sleeping cat has received the name Chessie , and as popular cat character used as a symbol and trademark of the US Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. Later an abstract of this representation became the trademark of Chessie System Inc. It was published also the children book " Chessie King be your own best friend". Chessie became one of the most famous advertising symbols in US history. For some advertising US. posters with Chessie see additional photos.The story of Chessie (sleeping cat) read in Wikipedia under the following link:
Inscription: signed in pencil under image lower right.
Technique: original etching on paper. Original period frame..
Measurements: unframed w. 14 7/8" x h 13 1/3" (38 x 34 cm), framed w. 15 1/2" x h. 13 7/8" (39,5 x 35,5 cm).
Condition: in very good condition