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English Oilpainting Portrait Siamese Cat C1920

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CAC170

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2023

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Item Description

This stunning antique oil painting depicts a Siamese cat in the traditional English style. The rich colors and intricate details bring this portrait to life, making it a must-have for any art enthusiast or cat lover. Add a touch of elegance and charm to your home with this beautiful piece of art.

Enhance your home or office wall space with this beautiful animal friendly artwork.

Title “Siamese Cat".

Subject portrait of a cute adorable animal Siamese cat in full side profile, facing looking towards the left, with green vegeation foliage on the ground in the lower foreground. Having beautiful light blue eyes and a light colour coat, with black pointing ears and lower limbs paws 

Medium is oil on canvas.

Nice easy small display size with the frame being 46 cm high and 59 cm wide.

Indistinctly signed bottom corner by an English school artist.

Circa early  20th century 1920.

Set in original gilt frame.

The Siamese cat (Thai: แมวไทย, Maeo Thai; แมวสยาม, Maeo Sayam) is one of the first distinctly recognised breeds of Asian cat. Derived from the Wichianmat landrace, one of several varieties of cats native to Thailand (formerly known as Siam), the original Siamese became one of the most popular breeds in Europe and North America in the 19th century. The carefully refined, more extreme-featured, modern-style Siamese is characterised by blue almond-shaped eyes; a triangular head shape; large ears; an elongated, slender, and muscular body; and various forms of point colouration. Other than colouration, the modern-style Siamese bears little resemblance to the original stock, and the more moderate, traditional, or "old-style" Siamese, with a much rounder head and body, has been re-established by multiple registries as the Thai cat. The International Cat Association describes the modern Siamese as affectionate, social, intelligent, and playful into adulthood, often enjoying a game of fetch. Siamese tend to seek human interaction and also like companionship from other cats.

The Siamese (sometimes in the traditional form) is among the foundation stock of several other breeds developed by crossbreeding with other cats; some examples are the Oriental Shorthair and Colorpoint Shorthair, developed to expand the range of coat patterns; the long-haired variant most often dubbed the Himalayan; and hair-mutation breeds, including the Cornish Rex, Sphynx, Peterbald, and blue-point Siamese cat. The Siamese cat comes in two distinct variations: traditional, with a rounded head (though not as rounded as the later American Apple-head mix) and a slightly chubby body; or the modern Siamese, which is very skinny and has a wedge-shaped head. The long-haired Siamese is recognised internationally as a Balinese cat. Siamese cats are one of the more common breeds to have non-white irises.

Provenance Whitcombe & Co Ltd label verso.

With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home wall display. 

Condition report. 

Offered in fine used condition. 

Front painting surface in nice acceptable overall order. Having had a repair and paint touchs in places up to the left of the cats ear and also body area, with various foxing stains craquelure  in places. Set in original frame which has various general wear, scuffs, stains, fading, chips, losses commensurate with usage & old age. 

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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame

High (46 cm)
Wide (59 cm)
Depth thickness of frame (3.5 cm)

Item Info

Seller Location

Chester, Cheshire

Item Dimensions

H: 46cm W: 59cm D: 3.5cm

Period

1920

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Chester, Cheshire

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Contact No

+44 (0)7494 763382

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