The artist continued to paint kittens through out his career and his works on this subject are highly valued. In 1889, he began to exhibit at the Salon des Artistes Francais with a canvas depicting a still life of fish, and continued participating in shows at this institution until 1909. In 1907, this group made him an associated member. In his celebrated still lives of fruits, the velvety richness of their smooth and silky texture is set in opposition to the rougher material of wicker baskets.
Brunel de Neuville was in addition rather well-known for his wonderful ability to render the texture and shine of copper pots, and this aspect of his oeuvre is commonly reproduced and cited. In the history of French painting, he most definitely earned a lasting reputation as a highly skilled artist with a fantastic ability to bring the contents of his canvases to life. Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs. (Paris: Librairie Grund, 1976, 1999). Hardouin-Fugier, Elisabeth and Etienne Grafe.
French Flower Painters of the 19th Century: A Dictionary. London: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd. Hardouin-Fuger, Elisabeth and Etienne Grafe. Les Peintres de Fleurs en France de Redoute a Redon. (Paris: Les Editions de l'Amateur, 1992).Les Peintres de Natures Mortes en France au XIXe Siecle. (Paris: Les Editions de l'Amateur, 1998). Schurr, Gerald and Pierre Cabanne.
Dictionnaire des Petits Maitres de la Peinture 1820 - 1920. (Paris: Les Editions de l'Amateur, 1996). The item "Antique French Alfred Arthur Brunel de Neuville Signed Oil Canvas Cats Painting" is in sale since Monday, November 20, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".The seller is "nceantiqueswntd" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.