Antique or close to antique framed and matted Cat drawing entitled "Pootie" by Thelma (Winter) Frazier. We call this the happy cat because no matter how many times I look at it I can't help but smile. This original signed pencil and charcoal drawing is beautifully done and would be a great piece for the tabby cat owner or cat lover.
This irresistible cat drawing measures 14 1/4" X 13 3/4" framed with the portion of the cat showing through the matte board measuring 8" X 6". We did not open the back of the frame to take exact measurements of the piece, we left it as we found it. The matte board is evenly tanned from age with some random light age spots. The drawing is all good with no rips, tears, or stains seen on the actual artwork. We see a little smudge to the pencil under the glass where the name "Pootie" is, we mention for accuracy but it is still easily read. There is a gift inscription on the back in red pen "From Mother Christmas 1966 ? Katherine". This piece is estimated to be drawn sometime between 1920-30 and gifted from mother to daughter.
Thelma Frazier was known for her work with Cowan Pottery but also has been well represented in several places included the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Everson Museum of Syracuse NY, and The Rocky River Public Library Cowan Pottery Collection, Ohio. She started with Cowan Pottery in 1929 and was there until their demise in 1938 when she married Edward Winter.
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