This new selection from the sketchbooks of Cincinnati favorite Elizabeth Nourse (1859–1938) features portrayals of cats and dogs. Although the artist is best known for her sensitive depictions of people, animals also appear throughout her sketchbooks. These drawings showcase Nourse’s close observations of animal appearance and behavior, as well as the special bond between pets and children.
Image: Elizabeth Nourse (American, 1859–1938), Sketches of a Cat, circa 1889, graphite pencil and white chalk on paper, from Sketchbook 7, Gift of the Mercantile Library, Cincinnati, through the generosity of the Niehoff Family
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