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Wright - Dressing the Kitten J960062

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Filename: J960062.jpg

Size: 3642 x 4810 (19.7MB)

Date: 13th July 2007

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Photo Library

Source: 438693

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Wright - Dressing the Kitten J960062

KENWOOD HOUSE, London. " Dressing the Kitten " c1768-70 by Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797)

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Media ID 486289

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Animal Child Hood Georgian Paintings


FEATURES IN THESE COLLECTIONS

> Animal Magic > Animals: Cats

> Fame > Gorgeous Georgians

> Fine Art > Kenwood House paintings

> Fine Art > Tableux

> Heritage > English Stately Homes > Kenwood House > Art at Kenwood - the Iveagh Bequest

> Heritage > Treasures of Kenwood House


EDITORS COMMENTS
This enchanting image captures the tender moment of a young girl in Georgian England, as she carefully dresses a playful kitten. The painting, titled "Dressing the Kitten," was created by the renowned British artist Joseph Wright of Derby around 1768-70. The scene unfolds at Kenwood House in London, a stunning neoclassical mansion known for its impressive art collection. The child, dressed in a delicate, frilly dress, sits on a plush chair, her curls cascading down her shoulders. She holds a small brush in one hand and a ribbon in the other, as she gently brushes the kitten's fur with the other. The kitten, with its bright, inquisitive eyes and fluffy white fur, gazes up at the girl with a mischievous expression. The painting captures the innocence and charm of childhood, as well as the bond between a child and her beloved pet. The warm, natural light that filters in through the window adds to the cozy and inviting atmosphere of the scene. The intricate details of the girl's dress, the kitten's fur, and the ornate chair are all expertly rendered, showcasing Wright's exceptional skill as a painter. This charming painting offers a glimpse into the past, transporting us back to a simpler time when the joys of childhood and the companionship of a pet could bring happiness and delight. The painting is a cherished treasure of Historic England's Photo Library, a testament to the enduring appeal of this beautiful and heartwarming scene.

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