“The leading cat-painter of America is Mr. J. H. Dolph, whom everyone knows, for his works appear constantly at exhibitions. He has worked and studied much abroad, at Paris, Antwerp, and Rome. Mr. Dolph excels in the delineation of feline and canine character.”–The Monthly Illustrator, Vol. 2, 1894 In Part I of this Old New cat tale, we met John Henry […]
Archive for January, 2017
1891: Princess, Josephine, and the 101 Feline Models of New York City Cat Artist J.H. Dolph, Part IIPosted: 28th January 2017 by The Hatching Cat in Cat Stories
Tags: 21 Academy Lane, cat painter, cats in history, J.H. Dolph, New York History
Tags: 21 Academy Lane, 58 West 58th Street, cat artists, cats in history, J.H. Dolph, John Henry Dolph, New York City History, Sherwood Studio Building
The more J.H. Dolph painted cats, the more the public demanded his cat paintings. Soon he was known only for his cat paintings and nobody paid any attention to his human portraits or landscapes.
1889: The Princess and the Pampered French Bulldogs Who Lived at the Gilsey House in New York City, Part IIPosted: 11th January 2017 by The Hatching Cat in Animal Stories, Dog Tails
Tags: Aimee Crocker, Casper Samler, Gilsey House, New York History, Old New York, St. George Cricket Club
In Part II of this Old New York dog tale, we’ll explore the old Casper Samler Farm and re-visit the three bulldogs in their home at the Gilsey House.
1889: The Princess and the Pampered French Bulldogs Who Lived at the Gilsey House in New York City, Part IPosted: 8th January 2017 by The Hatching Cat in Dog Tails, Old New York
Tags: 1200 Broadway, Aimee Crocker, Casper Samler, Gilsey House, Henry Gillig, New York City History, Old New York, Porter Ashe, Samler Farm
This story is about three French bulldogs, the first cricket club in New York City, an old farm, and a grand hotel called Gilsey House. It stars a pseudo-princess named Aimée Isabella Crocker Ashe Gillig Gouraud Miskinoff Galitzine. If I had the ability, I’d turn this Old New York tale into a movie. Part I: Aimée […]