Charles Edme Saint-Marcel Cabin, called Edme Saint-Marcel (Paris 1819 - Fontainebleau 1890)
A Sleeping Cat and Two Kittens Sold
Charcoal, stumped black chalk, pastel and white chalk. Signed with the artist’s monogram and dated 1877 at the top left.354 x 520 mm. (13 7/8 x 20 1/2 in.)ENQUIRE
This unusually large and highly finished drawing, signed with the artist’s distinctive monogram and dated 1877, must have been intended as an autonomous work of art; produced as an exhibition piece or for sale to a collector. Among a handful of stylistically comparable works by Saint-Marcel is a watercolour drawing of a lion devouring its prey, in the collection of the Louvre, and a study of a crouching tiger that appeared on the art market in Paris in 2008.
Private collection, France.