Here is a 19th Century ink and water color study of a big white mother cat and her 2 brown kittens with a brown rat. The cat and kittens are primitive looking with intense gold eyes. The study was done in a book and there is writing faintly showing through from the other side.. The piece is framed and matted with brown paper dust cover in back The framed piece is 8.5" x 6.75". The sight view is 5.75" x 4". Colors are subdues. but still fresh. The water color has a lot of character and captures the nature of barn or feral cats. These are not your pampered Victorian parlour cats. A great folky water color and a nice addition to a cat collection. The water color came out of the estate of a 3rd generation antique collector in Southern NJ and was probably done in this area. It was framed by a local frame shop about 30 years ago.
19th Century Pen and Water Color Study of a Cat 2 Kittens and Rat