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Trompe l'oeuil with Cat
  • Christian Gottlob Winterschmidt
    1755–circa 1809
    active: Germany
  • Trompe l'oeuil with Cat, late 1700s
  • etching, hand coloring
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 256 x 205 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 1/16 x 8 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0029

A cat sits facing to the right with a mischievous look on its face. Its body is spotted, but the tail and face are striped. Though the piece is a print and not a collage, the cat is depicted on a small page which is superimposed on other scraps of paper in a collage style. The papers underneath the cat’s page are red, white, and black images of buildings, a playing card, and text. The background of this piece is a grainy piece of wood.