Small antique oil painting of white persian cat - E. Marion Nelson, 1924
A charming little oil on canvas of a white persian cat named 'Suleiman Bin Daoud', presumably after the character of King Solomon in the Rudyard Kipling book 'The Butterfly that Stamped'.
Painted by Elizabeth Marion Nelson (ex.1890 - 1930), a notable English artist whose works are now very desirable. She predominantly painted dogs and did several studies of famous canines from pedigree kennels and breeders of the time, a feline portrait from her is very unusual and rare to find. Her E.M Nelson signature is in the bottom right corner along with the date of 1924.
Mounted in what looks to be the original gilded wooden frame, the reverse side has remnants of degraded lining paper and the retailer's canvas stamp is visible. An original framers label for A. Gibson (Arbroath) is intact, but detached from the frame.
Canvas without frame: 25cm x 20cm / 9.85" x 7.9"
Framed: 30cm x 25cm / 11.8" x 9.85"
Some minor damage to the frame but the canvas is in very good antique condition.
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