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Title: John Maddox with a Cat

Object Name: painting

Artist/Maker: English School, 19thC
Role in production: artist
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England
Date: 1815-1825

Accession Number: 1964.156
Image Copyright: ©Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • oil paint/


  • oil on canvas

Full-length seated portrait of a young John Maddox witha white and ginger cat. The subject wears a blue and white striped gown upon white frilled drawers. He is seated on the ground and turned to the right; his left arm is raised with a pointed finger, and his right arm rests on the cat at his side. The background is a landscape of hills and trees, with flowers behind the child to the left.


Type: unframed
Height: 56.0 cm
Width: 45.2 cm