Charming print of four kittens who are playing with flowers. They are tabby and white kittens and at just the mischievous age. Their mother is nowhere to be seen so perhaps they have just been weaned.
It’s a lovely picture, capturing the sweetness of the kittens and their playfulness. Their eyes and expressions are especially lifelike, the kitten on the right shows the tip of a pink tongue – we have a kitten in the sanctuary who does just that.
There is a signature – D.Merlin in the bottom left hand corner. Daniel Merlin was a famous French Artist mostly well known as a painter of cats. He was born at Audigny (Aisne) on 14 April 1861 and died at Paris in June 1933.
A student of J. P. Laurens, Merlin exhibited at the Salon of French Artists from 1884.
His furry friends enraptured Merlin. He studied their investigative charms, studious mischief and innocent features, which have even the hardened pet owner forgiving their destructive trail. The colours of the print are fresh and bright, the dimensions are 15 x 12″ including the frame. There is a cream mount and it is well framed in light coloured wood with a solid board back and ready to hang with original fixings. There is some slight damage to the frame – all part of its ‘shabby chic’ appeal though and does not detract.
It’s sold in aid of the Pet Samaritans Animal Sanctuary. We will ship out to you but you can call and collect and save postage if that is convenient. Please check opening times with us first.
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