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Carl Kahler (1855-1906, Austrian, American) oil on canvas painting of 3 White Persian kittens; signed lower left “Buena Vista, Carl Kahler”. Buena Vista, California is where the summer home of millionaire Kate Birdsall Johnson was located, in 1891 her husband commissioned a mural sized painting which depicted 42 of her 350 cats, this painting was sold in 2015 for $826,000; It is noted that Kahler spent 3 years painting and studying Mrs. Johnson’s cats before painting his masterpiece. Oval painting measures 19 in. high x 23.5 in. wide; in a gilt frame measuring 30.5 in. high x 34.5 in. wide.

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Carl Kahler O/C Portrait of Cats

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000Jun 17, 2017