Mixing the Colors: Cats by Alfred Arthur Brunel

$750.00

Mixing the Colors-Cats by Alfred-Arthur Brunel. Large decorative antique cat lithograph. Published 1897 Amlico Publishing Company, America. Measurements 21 1/2 x 26 1/2″

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Mixing the Colors is a large antique lithograph in colors! The cats were painted by Alfred Arthur Brunel. The large antique lithographs are of four felines playing in oil paints. Perhaps the felines were those of the artist. He had a passion for the animals. In 1896 the decorative antique prints published, in New York America. By the Amlico Publishing Company. And it is guaranteed to be over 125 years old.

Mixing the Colors-Cats by Alfred-Arthur Brunel. Large decorative antique cat lithograph.

Mixing the Colors-Cats by Alfred-Arthur Brunel of Western France (1852-1941).  Brunel is the famous cat painter.  The subject of this large American chromolithograph is of domestic cats playing in a painters palette. Four kittens portrayed are full of excitement and curiosity.  It is considered one of the finest examples of color lithography on the subject.  Initially trained by his father in the Paris school style, Alfred-Arthur Brunel devoted himself to cat painting for decades.  He captured their expressions & personalities perfectly.

Did Mixing the Colors publish 1896-97 in New York, by the Amlico Publishing Company?

Yes, this antique lithograph Mixing the Colors is after the oil paintings of Alfred-Arthur Brunel.  It published 1896-97 in New York, by the Amlico Publishing Company.  Intended to be sold as decorative artwork for stores and homes alike.   Intense inks were applied, each in it’s own process and sequence.  One color after another.  A limestone plate was specially lithographed for each and every color seen.  Artwork of felines was growing in popularity.  Mixing the Colors & Anxious Moments certainly would be popular in America so Brunel hired Amlico to publish the affordable & large pieces.  Fortunately, some did not sell and I was able to purchase the uncirculated stock of Mixing the Colors & Anxious Moments years ago from Ken Smith, old friend and American antique prints dealer in New Jersey (passed away).  Both are two of the finest examples of cat artwork ever published.

Excellent condition.  Strong intense colors.  A striking wall of artwork when hung as a pair.   Call Anne at 413-245-4197 to discuss your interest.  Measurements 21 1/2 x 26 1/2″

See the companion piece:

Anxious Moments-Cats by Alfred-Arthur Brunel

See all available antique cat-dog prints:

Cat Dog: Antique Engravings & Hand-Colored Lithographs

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