This little guy has found his way into a boot and is patient watching for someone to pull him out. Cats do have a way of manipulating us to get attention. Its almost as if we were put on this planet to serve them. This cute painting was painted in the later 1800’s. Top left at the edge of the frame is some very old inpainting where two flakes of paint had come off about 1/8 inch in size. The painting measures 12 inches wide and 18-1/4 inches tall. The artist board it is painted on is bowed. Some artist did this to give the painting a little more dimensional perspective but other times in a moist environment it would do this naturally. I do not know if it was intended by the artist. I do not see any water damage, scratches or holes. Their is some craquelure but mostly concentrated around the sides. Painting is signed lower right, James Clark. The original frame still looks great for its age. Frame measures 16-1/2 inches wide and 23 inches tall. Both the frame and painting have dirt and wear commensurate with their antique age. If you would like new back paper please let me know and I will have it put on free of charge. The original cat in a shoe, also titled Summer Quarters was painted by Frank Paton (1856-1909) a well known English artist.
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James Clark Oil Painting on Board 19th Century, Cat in a Boot or Kitten in a Shoe Signed by Artist