Lithographs of Victorian cats, taken from Daniel Giraud Elliot’s “A Monograph of the Felidæ or Family of Cats” which was printed in London by Taylor and Francis between 1878 and 1883. All of these being part of one lot in a current Sotheby’s sale.

Felis Domestica, lithographic plate from Daniel Giraud Elliot’s A Monograph of the Felidæ or Family of Cats. 1878-1883. English, printed in London. J. Smit, lithographer after Josef Wolf. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/books-and-manuscripts-from-the-collection-of-jay-i-kislak-sold-to-benefit-the-kislak-family-foundation/elliot-daniel-gi
Felis Lynx, lithographic plate from Daniel Giraud Elliot’s A Monograph of the Felidæ or Family of Cats. 1878-1883. English, printed in London. J. Smit, lithographer after Josef Wolf. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/books-and-manuscripts-from-the-collection-of-jay-i-kislak-sold-to-benefit-the-kislak-family-foundation/elliot-daniel-gi
Felis Caracal, lithographic plate from Daniel Giraud Elliot’s A Monograph of the Felidæ or Family of Cats. 1878-1883. English, printed in London. J. Smit, lithographer after Josef Wolf. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/books-and-manuscripts-from-the-collection-of-jay-i-kislak-sold-to-benefit-the-kislak-family-foundation/elliot-daniel-gi
Felis Chaus, lithographic plate from Daniel Giraud Elliot’s A Monograph of the Felidæ or Family of Cats. 1878-1883. English, printed in London. J. Smit, lithographer after Josef Wolf. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/books-and-manuscripts-from-the-collection-of-jay-i-kislak-sold-to-benefit-the-kislak-family-foundation/elliot-daniel-gi

Pet cats and their kittens by British artist Minnie Rosa Bebb. Living from 1857 to 1938, she was the daughter of the artist James Bebb. Studied art in Bath. Queen Victoria owned several of her paintings. Painted puppies, too.

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“Kittens Playing.” No date. Watercolor. Signed. Image © 2020 Richard Gardner Antiques. Fair use license. via https://www.richardgardnerantiques.co.uk/shop/sold/minnie-rosa-bebb-arwa-watercolour-cats-kittens-animals/

Bebb, Minnie Rosa, 1857-1938; Supplementary Supper
“Supplementary Supper.” No date. Collections of and photo © Royal West of England Academy. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/supplementary-supper-185331

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“A Pair of Kittens Watching Wasps on a Bowl of Fruit.” 1899. Watercolor. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/minnie-rosa-bebb/a-pair-of-kittens-watching-wasps-on-a-dish-of-LD5htJLOqKCSb8n6fRVMCg2

Paintings of Victorian cats and kittens by English artist Horatio Henry Couldery. Living from 1832 to 1918, he exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists in London. Also illustrated children’s books.

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“The First Lap.” 19th c. Oil on canvas. Signed “Horatio H. Couldery” on the lower left. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26001/lot/48/?category=list&length=102&page=1

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“Cats by a Fishbowl.” 19th c. Oil on canvas. Source; bukowskis.com. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Horatio_Henry_Couldery_-_Cats_by_a_fishbowl.jpg

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“An Oyster Supper.” 1882. Source: Art UK. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:An_Oyster_Supper_by_Horatio_Henry_Couldery.jpg

More adorable animal art, all of these of cats. Very popular in Victorian times, before and since. Belgian. Charles van den Eycken, artist (1859-1923).

"Playtime." 1910. Oil on canvas.
“Playtime.” 1910. Oil on canvas. Signed, inscribed and dated “Ch. VAN Den Eycken Bruxelles. 1910” on the lower right. Image courtesy Christies. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Charles_van_den_Eycken_-_Playtime.jpeg

"Cats at Studio." 1895. Oil on canvas.
“Cats at Studio.” 1895. Oil on canvas. Signed “C. Van den Eycken” and dated on the lower right. Image © 2019 Bidsquare Inc. Fair use license. via

"Zwei Kätzchen." No exact date.
“Zwei Kätzchen.” No exact date. Oil on canvas. Image © HAMPEL Fine Art Auctions Munich. Fair use license. via https://www.hampel-auctions.com/a/Charles-van-den-Eycken-1859-Bruessel-1923-zug.html?a=106&s=513&id=536457&g=Gemaelde-19-20-Jhdt

Cat and kitten art but not from Instagram. Romantic style.Dutch/Belgian. Henriëtte Ronner, painter (1821-1909). Coming from a family of artists, she mostly painted cats.

"The Cat at Play." ca. 1860-78. Oil on panel.
“The Cat at Play.” ca. 1860-78. Oil on panel. Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. In the public domain. via https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/rijksstudio/subjects/dogs-and-cats/objects#/SK-A-3089,2

Title not given. ca. 1860-78.
Title not given. ca. 1860-78. Oil on canvas. Image © Museum Boijmans. Fair use license. via https://www.boijmans.nl/en/collection/artworks/3389/painting

"Playtime." 19th c. Watercolor on paper.
“Playtime.” 19th c. Watercolor on paper. In the public domain due to age. via https://pixels.com/featured/playtime-henriette-ronner-knip.html

"Playing Cats." 19th c.
“Playing Cats.” 19th c. In the public domain. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/playing-cats-henriette-ronner-knip.html