18th Century Cats in paintings

Jean Jacques Bachelier, White angora cat chasing a butterfly (Chat angora blanc guettant un papillon). 18th Century, oil on canvas. Musée Lambinet.
Maybe I am inspired by @arthistorycat but I feel like I keep coming across paintings featuring 18th century French kittens! Well, cats too! Enjoy

Jean-Baptiste Perronneau, Magdaleine Pinceloup de la Grange, née de Parseval. 1747, oil on canvas. The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center.

Jean-Baptiste Greuze, The Wool Winder. Circa 1759, oil on canvas. The Frick Collection.


  1. ♥ it!
    there are a lot of boudoir scenes with cats too

  2. Chantel7:53 AM

    The grey cat is exceedingly diverting!!! Thank you for posting,