The Friday Art Cat: “Judith Leyster’s Cat”


“Judith Leyster’s Cat”

This rather sad, beautiful looking cat I drew from the painting “A boy and a girl with a cat and an eel” by Judith Leyster, which lives in the National Gallery, London.

I responded to a postcard of this while at a cancer workshop last week run by the wonderful Macmillan charity – I thought the cats plaintive, yet resigned face was so well rendered in the painting.

I suppose its expression may well be due to its tail being pulled by the girl beside it !

Please Google the original and let me know what you think.


I am an artist making work mostly of animals and people, specialising in oil painting and soft pastel.  Three cats live with me – Maine Coon Orlando, Bengal Pandora and black moggy Rio. 

If you’re interested in commissioning me for a portrait or purchasing any of my work, please contact me.





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