Oil on panel
Signed and dated lower left: "Henriette Ronner, 1897."
Henriette Ronner was a Dutch-Belgian artists best known for her animal paintings, especially cats. After 1870 she painted her most famous works, featuring long-haired often playful cats in bourgeois settings. She continued to paint dogs too; notably lapdogs belonging to Marie Henriette of Austria and Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen.
In her later years, she had a house with a large garden, where she kept hinting dogs, cats and a parrot that she used as models. After observing them in her studio, she would make paper sculptures in the desired poses and set them together with props, such as furniture and fabrics. She occasionally collaborated with the genre artist, David Col.
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