LOUIS EUGENE LAMBERT (1825-1900, French)

Louis Eugene Lambert is famous for his paintings and drawings of cats and dogs, and was therefore nicknamed “Lambert of the cats”. A student of Eugene Delacroix, Lambert became interested in art as a young boy. Later he became influenced by the Flemish School. He moved to Nohant where he became friends with the French author, George Sand.

His major success at the Paris Salon was Cat and Parakeet. In 1874, he painted the Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild with his dogs. Lambert also illustrated the Fables of La Fontaine. 

Lambert’s cats are very much like other 19th century artists’ works such as Henriette Ronner Knip and Julius Adam and many more.