This'll be the fifth of several Alexandre-Francois Desportes paintings that will be featured here.
Image credit The Aetheneum, Still Life With a Cat, Alexandre-Francois Desportes, 1724, oil on canvas, no information on dimensions, held in a private collection.
The kitty close-up from the upper right of the painting:
Those poor, pathetic mushrooms are about to be swept from the table and some real food pulled down.
Probably as much as--or more than--any painter I have featured over these past 5+ years of my Cats in Art posts, my hat is off to Desportes for his near-photographic realism of the feline form. And I have to assume that any cat he "owned" was a lucky kitty, indeed.
[Gary note: With my Cats in Arts posts, I encourage you to scope out the art appreciation site Artsy (I have no financial interest in the site, I just like it), where you can explore many aspects of the world of art. You'll certainly be entertained and enlightened!]