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Henriette Ronner-Knip artwork • painting • previously for sale Cat and her kittens in a painter's studio

Ronner-Knip H.  | Henriette Ronner-Knip, Cat and her kittens in a painter's studio, oil on panel 54.5 x 72.0 cm, gesigneerd rechtsonder and dated 1878
Ronner-Knip H.  | Henriette Ronner-Knip, Cat and her kittens in a painter's studio, oil on panel 54.5 x 72.0 cm, gesigneerd rechtsonder and dated 1878

Henriette Ronner-Knip

Cat and her kittens in a painter's studio
oil on panel 54.5 x 72.0 cm, gesigneerd rechtsonder and dated 1878

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: part. coll. Parijs; Simonis & Buunk Kunsthandel, Ede; part. bezit Nederland.
Literature: Pieter A. Scheen, 'Lexicon Nederlandse Beeldende Kunstenaars 1750-1880', Den Haag 1981, afb. 274; Han van der Horst, 'Spinnende poezen en speelse katjes', Schiedam 1998, afb. in kleur pag. 79; Harry J. Kraaij, 'Henriëtte Ronner-Knip 1821-1909'. Een virtuoos dierschilderes', Schiedam 1998, afb. in kleur pag. 11; Hanna Klarenbeek, 'Penseelprinsessen & broodschilderessen. Vrouwen in de beeldende kunst 1808-1913', Bussum 2012, afb. in kleur pag. 171.
Exhibited: Kunsthal Rotterdam, 'Henriëtte Ronner-Knip - Poezenportretten uit de Belle Epoque', 14 febr.-26 april 1998; 's-Heerenberg, Stichting Huis Bergh, 'De Kat in de Kunst', 26 juni-5 sept. 1999; Den Haag, De Mesdag Collectie, 'Penseelprinsessen', 30 mei-26 aug. 2012.

Henriette Ronner-Knip initially painted dogs and other animal pictures, but after 1870 mainly specialized in cats. With unerring skill she depicted the texture of fur, eyes and colouring, while often capturing the sometimes tranquil, sometimes playful or inquisitive nature of cats. Her work was hugely popular among the 19th century’s burgeoning middle classes. Thus her domestic pets were often shown playing, sleeping or crawling on or over expensive furniture and sumptuous fabrics, so fashionable at the time among the newly rich bourgeoisie. Ronner-Knip was knighted for her work in the Netherlands and Belgium alike.


Henriette Ronner-Knip | A kitten observing a fly, oil on paper laid down on board, 21.8 x 31.2 cm, signed l.r.

Henriette Ronner-Knip

painting • for sale

A kitten observing a fly

Henriette Ronner-Knip | A young setter, oil on panel, 18.8 x 15.8 cm, signed l.r.

Henriette Ronner-Knip

painting • for sale

A young setter

Henriette Ronner-Knip | Dozing kittens, oil on panel, 19.0 x 24.5 cm, signed u.l.

Henriette Ronner-Knip

painting • for sale

Dozing kittens

Henriette Ronner-Knip | Heeze castle, pencil on paper, 23.9 x 38.9 cm, signed l.r.. with monogram and dated 1837

Henriette Ronner-Knip

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Heeze castle, 1837

Henriette Ronner-Knip | Kittens playing with a sweing box, oil on panel, 25.0 x 33.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated '94

Henriette Ronner-Knip

painting • for sale

Kittens playing with a sweing box, 1894

Henriette Ronner-Knip | The cheeky visitor, oil on panel, 19.2 x 15.7 cm, signed l.r.

Henriette Ronner-Knip

painting • for sale

The cheeky visitor

Henriette Ronner-Knip | Three kittens, oil on paper laid down on panel, 19.0 x 22.5 cm, signed u.r. and dated '96

Henriette Ronner-Knip

painting • for sale

Three kittens, 1896

Henriette Ronner-Knip | Three kittens, watercolour on paper, 10.5 x 14.5 cm, signed u.l. and dated '96

Henriette Ronner-Knip

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Three kittens, 1896

Henriette Ronner-Knip | Two dog heads, oil on panel, 20.8 x 17.0 cm, signed l.r. with monogram

Henriette Ronner-Knip

painting • for sale

Two dog heads

Henriette Ronner-Knip | While two dogs are fighting for a bone..., watercolour on paper, 45.5 x 65.0 cm, signed l.r.

Henriette Ronner-Knip

watercolour • drawing • for sale

While two dogs are fighting for a bone...

Henriette Ronner-Knip | Young kittens, oil on panel, 32.2 x 40.3 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1892

Henriette Ronner-Knip

painting • for sale

Young kittens, 1892


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