JOHN HENRY DOLPH (1835-1903, American)


After studying art and painting for many years, John Henry Dolph began to paint cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. He was highly praised for these paintings. The New York Tribune in 1892 wrote, “…in painting one of the prettiest household sights, a bundle of vari-colored fur lying on a cushion and filling the beholder with perplexing doubts as to which heads, tails, and paws belong to which bodies.”  A publication called The Recorder noted that “What J.G. Brown has done for the American street urchin, Mr. Dolph has done for the American cat.”