“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 […]
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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 Uncategorized
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.
John Bevins Moisant, a pioneer United States aviator, was never without his beloved tabby cat, Mademoiselle Fifi. Even when performing aerial maneuvers over cities or racing his Blériot monoplane around the Statue of Liberty, Fifi was always at his side.