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Sleeping Cat

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The cat, whether slumbering, alert to a sound, or ready to pounce, was a source of deep inspiration for the artist T-A. Steinlen, who depicted his favored creature in virtually all media. This color intaglio print in soft-ground etching, aquatint, and drypoint reveals Steinlen's superb ability...

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Recto: in pencil, u.r.: C 98; in pencil, l.r.: Steinlen's signature; in pencil, l.l.: 9/22; in red crayon, l.l.: (10 en couleur); in pencil, l.r.: 1.33615; in red, l.r.: ...[illegible]... 3 [in a circle]


Recto: in black ink, l.r.: stamp of M. L. Guérin


Colnaghi & Co. (London); from whom purchased by MFA February 12, 1942

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis

Catalogue Raisonné

De Crauzat 098


Platemark: 11.9 x 23.4 cm (4 11/16 x 9 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Softground etching, aquatint, and drypoint, printed in yellow and black from two zinc plates


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