John Woodhouse Audubon (1812-1862, American)


John Woodhouse Audubon cat and butterfly

John Woodhouse Audubon

John Woodhouse Audubon followed in his father’s footsteps by helping John James with the completion of his works and distribution of lithographs.  However, he became well known as a wildlife and portrait painter in his own right.  He and his father worked on The Quaudrapeds of North America as well as Birds of America. In order to do so, he traveled throughout the Western part of the US.  Like his father, he found an interest in capturing cats in art, albeit it mostly wild cats, in art.  However, below we see a lovely painting of a domestic cat stalking a butterfly. Unfortunately, much of his work has been overshadowed by his father. 






Cat Stalking a Butterfly John Woodhouse Audubon

Cat Stalking a Butterfly
John Woodhouse Audubon, 1861
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute of Art (United States)


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