Late 19th C. oil on canvas of 2 cats in an artist’s studio. Signed, lower right, A. Virneuil. I was not able to identify the artist (it is not by the relatively well-known French artist Maurice Pillard Verneuil, so my assumption is that it was painted by a talented amateur or student). Painting measures 12 ½” x 9” and it is housed in an ornate, period frame, 23 ¾” x 20” (some losses to the corners of the frame). Painting is clean and in excellent condition. You’ve got to love the look of defiance on the one kitty’s face.
Charming Oil on Canvas of 2 Cats in Artist Studio Signed A. Virneuil