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Early 20th Century Oil Painting, Arthur Heyer, Portrait Of A Persian Cat

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Sold by: Brave Fine Art

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An early 20th-century portrait of a beautiful Persian cat by German-Hungarian painter, Arthur Heyer (1872-1931).
Heyer was a respected painter of animal portraits and particularly well known for his fascination with white cats. Throughout his career, he painted so many white felines that his peers dubbed him ‘Cat’ Heyer.
This particular lady was probably painted as a commission during his time in Budapest. It’s easy to imagine that he was the ‘go-to guy’ if you had a Persian or Angora.
The painting is signed in the lower right and housed within a swept foliate frame with pierced ornamentation.
Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 23½” x 19½” / 60cm x 50cm
Year of creation: c. 1910
Provenance: Germany
Condition: The canvas is a little undulant and there are two bumps on the right-hand side (which are only visible in certain lights). The frame has some surface losses and cracks.
Artist’s auction highlight: £8,367 achieved for ‘Three White Angora Kittens’ at Bonhams in 1989 (80cm x 59cm).
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1910.


Height = 50 cm (19.7")
Width = 60 cm (23.6")
Depth = 2 cm (0.8")

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Brave Fine Art
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