A Cat Stealing Fish

Artist: Giuseppe Recco (Italian, Neapolitan, 1634–1695)

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 38 x 50 1/2 in. (96.5 x 128.3 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Purchase, 1871

Accession Number: 71.17


Recco was a celebrated Neapolitan still-life painter, known for kitchen scenes and arrangements of flowers, fish, game, and other foodstuffs. Intense lighting effects and realistic description of surface textures are characteristic of this master.