Artist Joshua Reynolds, English, 1723-1792
  • Felina with a Kitten
Date 1788
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 30 1/4 × 25 1/8 inches (76.8 × 63.8 cm)
Framed: 40 × 35 × 3 1/2 inches (101.6 × 88.9 × 8.9 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Mrs. Horace E. Dodge in memory of her husband
Accession Number F71.68
Department European Painting
Not On View
May 18, 1821, sale of Lady Thomond collection by (Christie's, London, England), lot 64;
May 18, 1821, purchased by Lord Normanton;
by descent to heirs;
1934, sold to (Duveen, London, England);
by 1939, Mrs. Anna Dodge Dilman [1867-1970] (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA);
1971-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
The Exhibition of the Royal Academy, the Twentieth. Exh. cat., Royal Academy. London, 1788, no. 378.

Catalogue of Pictures by the Late Sir Joshua Reynolds, Exhibited by the Permission of the Proprietors in Memory of That Distinguished Artist, and for the Improvement of British Art. Exh. cat., British Institution. London, 1813, no. 41.

Catalogue of Pictures of the Italian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch and English Schools, with Which the Proprietors Have Favoured the Institution. Exh. cat., British Institution. London, 1824, no. 145.

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Exhibition of Works by the Old Masters and by Deceased Masters of the British School, Including a Collection of Water-Colour Drawings by Joseph M.W. Turner, R.A. Exh. cat., Royal Academy. London, 1887, no. 22 [Winter Exhibition].

Hamilton, E. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Engraved Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A., from 1755 - 1822, with a Description of the Different States of Each Plate, a Biographical Sketch of Each Person, and a List of the Pictures from which the Engravings Were Taken with Dates of Paintings, Names of Possesors and other Particulars. London, 1884, p. 147, 191 [in 1874 ed. was p. 111].

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Mannings, David. Sir Joshua Reynolds, A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings. New Haven, 2000, vol. I, p. 535, no. 2086; vol. II (plates): p. 600, no. 1636 [note that Mannings forgot to list this with the other 4 DIA paintings in his index; he also here incorrectly lists the DIA as "Detroit Institute of Fine Arts"].