Earlier this summer I hit an estate sale with a lot of stuff in the basement. I picked through the goods and left with a couple of big bags of stuff, but this painting I found somehow got left behind.
Later in the day I went back and it was still there so I got it quite cheap. Someone in the house had obviously been a painter based on the canvases in the basement, but this was the only one that caught my eye. I'm guessing that "hug" written in the bottom left is the name of this siamese cat...(?)
A couple of days later I was going through the things I bought, and among the goods were some old wallets and coin purses. Sadly no money was tucked away anywhere, but while I was going through a wallet I did find some old ID cards and things, including this photo.
In the photo you can see a gentleman holding a cat. I think the lady who had used the wallet may have painted the photo, and I'm guessing the man was her husband and the cat was the cat in the painting. There's no writing on the back, but I'm pretty sure it's the siamese cat in the painting.
Kinda cool, so I'm planning to hang the snapshot beside the painting in one of our spare bedrooms.
Aww! I love this! I'm so glad that you have both!ReplyDelete
I think what you found is a work by Swiss artist Fritz Rudolf Hug (1921-1989).ReplyDelete
That's a cool cat painting, made even cooler by the discovery of the photograph!ReplyDelete
What a cool story - good finds UA!ReplyDelete
What a great find and an even greater story!ReplyDelete
Hi Uncle Atom.ReplyDelete
I'm with Anonymous above...looks like you've got a print of one of Fritz Rudolf Hug's more well known pieces. I was hoping that the photo of the gentleman and the cat was of Mr. Hug and THE cat...but upon doing a little looking 'round it appears that it isn't. I'd LOVE to have that print! Kinda gone cat crazy 'round here!
Awesome! The painting of the kitty is sooo gorgeous, and to have an actual photo - Double Awesome. Should look wondeful hung together! Sweet finds!!!ReplyDelete
I am quite cat obsessed so I love the photo and the painting. Gorgeous :DReplyDelete