Young Woman and a Cat; Adele Younghusband (b.1878, d. 1969); 1941; 1990.36.12


Young Woman and a Cat


Adele Younghusband (b.1878, d. 1969)

Date Made


Medium and Materials

Oil on Board - Framed

Place Made

North Island, New Zealand

Style and Iconography


Inscription and Marks

Recto- A Younghusband, 1941 (painted BR).
Verso- ACAG treated their records of verso state- "Young Woman and A Cat" by Adele Younghusband (Waikato Society of Arts) price 30 gns. 83/69 83.20/69 377 232, 4, 12.


900mm x 720 mm frame
653mm x 475mm sight

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

Street Scene

Subject and Association Keywords

Animals - Cat

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Description

Portrait of a Young woman seated in a building with a cat to her left. Receding buildings form the mid ground and sky in background. Woman is wearing a dark dress, short sleeved with a large button or brooch as decoration, echoed by the cat's white 'bib' of fur. Red circle to the right of the woman leads the viewer down to her exposed right arm and to halo effect of the light street behind her. The woman is in a relaxed pose with a Mona-Lisa like smile. Buildings in the midground heavily abstracted with a restrained palette.

Named Collection

Whangarei Art Museum Collection

Credit Line

Collection of the Whangarei Art Museum. Gifted by the artist's son, Mr. Terry Younghusband in 1969.

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