Who painted this picture of a crowned cat?
February 14, 2011 7:01 AM   Subscribe

Please identify the source of this painting of a cat being crowned and robed by cherubs.

yes, technically the angels are putti, but you know what I mean. happy valentine's day!
posted by zamboni to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I don't know where it originated, but if you don't get an answer here, you might try asking this guy. He posted it four days ago.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 7:36 AM on February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day :-) I gave it a shot with Google Goggles and no luck...I wish I could see the signature better. It's not Louis Wain.
posted by Calzephyr at 8:09 AM on February 14, 2011

This is the best I could do with manipulating the signature; maybe somebody can make it out. (HVD!)
posted by taz at 8:46 AM on February 14, 2011

Sorry, wrong — HERE IT IS! D'oh.
posted by taz at 8:48 AM on February 14, 2011

Thanks Taz :-) Man, I'm really trying to search, but there's a lot of noise when it comes to cats and angels. It looks to me like T. Kau... Kaussel? It's possible the artist isn't famous enough to be remembered.
posted by Calzephyr at 10:23 AM on February 14, 2011

The first letter of the last name looks like an M to me.
posted by orrnyereg at 12:18 PM on February 14, 2011

I can see that now...what I thought was a U is maybe a lower case I? Hmmm...
posted by Calzephyr at 12:58 PM on February 14, 2011

After squinting at it a bit, it looks like the surname is written in Cyrillic: МАШ [something] Л? I have spent way too much time on this but I want to know the answer!
posted by orrnyereg at 1:39 PM on February 15, 2011

Best answer: At long last! The painter is apparently Tokuhiro Kawai. Thank you, zorseshoes!
posted by zamboni at 9:25 AM on February 7, 2012

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