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Two Artist Signed Cat Postcards by French Painter Leon HuberTwo Artist Signed Cat Postcards by French Painter Leon HuberTwo Artist Signed Cat Postcards by French Painter Leon HuberTwo Artist Signed Cat Postcards by French Painter Leon Huber

Leon Charles Huber, known as Leo, was born in Montmarte in 1858. He was a painter and a philanthropist, often helping and teaching other young artists. Beginning in 1887, he was a regular exhibitor at the Paris Salon and his specialty was cats! In 1908 a caricature was published of Huber as half cat, painting a cat portrait with his own long cat tail. Numerous works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'Kittens at play' which sold through Christie's in 2008 for $8,125.

The white cat postcard is poignant and special. Very French with the snail! And this card was mailed the year Monsieur Huber died: 1928. This card was mailed to Marie in Fontainebleau, wishing her happiness on her Saint's namesake day. It's signed by 5 people, maybe 6 if the bottom squiggle is a signature:) The intro is darling: "Happy feast my old doll." .... "your cousins ask me to send their wishes and strong embraces."

Each card is about 5.5 by 3.5 inches. White cat card: Signs of age on the edges and in the upper left hand corner there are a couple of light creases. Cat with ball card: Signs of age on the edges/corner tips.

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Two Artist Signed Cat Postcards by French Painter Leon Huber

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