Metropolitan Museum of Art, Steinlen Cats Linen Kitchen / Tea Towel
The charming feline images on this linen kitchen / tea towel are adapted from drawings in Des Chats: Images Sans Paroles (Cats: Pictures without Words), ca. 1898 by Steinlen, a copy of which is in the The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Collection.
About Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen
Few artists have been more passionately fond of cats than Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (French, 1859–1923), a Swiss- born graphic artist who lived in Paris. He drew cats and their antics throughout his long career with unvarying grace and skill, particularly those from his Montmartre neighborhood.