One of the most influential wildlife painters of the 19th and early 20th century, Bruno Andreas Liljefors (1860-1939) was a Swedish artist who was highly esteemed for his pioneering wildlife paintings and was, consequently, a model for many other painters. Even though Liljefors was a hunter and portrayed cats in action while hunting, he captured his cat Jeppe in many relaxed poses as well. However, his works seem to lack sentimentality and are devoid of emotion. Influenced by Impressionism, he concentrated on patterns in nature often drawing attention to the camouflage of animals, focusing on their relationship with nature. In order to study and capture his subjects in a semi natural environment, he collected quite a few animals and kept them as pets.