Monday, July 08, 2019

A Cat Protecting Spoils from a Dog Painting

Picture of cat defending its prey (dead chicken) from a small dog. Painting is entitled A Cat Protecting Spoils from a Dog. It was painted by Dutch artist Dirk Valckenburg (1675-1721) in 1717. The Speed Art Museum (Louisville, Kentucky, USA) acquired the work in 2005 with help from the estate of Alice Speed Stoll. Image taken in early 2019. Not the detail of a closeup below of a fly sitting on a peach.