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'Portrait of a Tomcat' by Unknown (Circa 1940s - 1950s)

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'Portrait of a Tomcat' by unknown artist, oil on board (circa 1940s - 1950s). Without a doubt inspired by the works of Picasso, this is a warmhearted portrait of a friendly tomcat strolling over his territory. Picasso himself painted stylised cats in more than a dozen of his works as he was intrigued with their presence and certainly their elegance. His portraits of a cat eating a bird (1939) and later works of cats with lobsters in the mid-sixties as well as the presence of cats in many portraits, attest to his love of the grace of these animals. In this case, the artist uses that inspiration to create this wonderful cubist feline depiction. There is a simple charm about this work and at once, a surprising sophistication. The colours chosen by the artist, and even the overall look of this painting, may strangely remind one of Picasso's own self portrait at 25 years old (1907). From the 'School of Berlin' this inviting, beautifully-executed work of art is an inspired choice for your home or office. Artwork in excellent vintage condition in new frame with linen slip insert. Unsigned. A short video of this work can be provided upon request.

Dimensions with frame:

H 35 cm

W 42 cm

Dimensions without frame:

H 21.5 cm

W 29 cm