Sitting Serval

Serval web


Sitting Serval, oil on canvas

Creation year


With its large ears, rather small head and overlong legs, the serval does not resemble any other cat species but forms a genus of its own. Because it mainly feeds on rodents such as mice and rats, it is welcome as a neighbor to humans and is therefore not endangered. Fritz first depicted the animal’s body from the side before settling on a purely frontal view. However, the part of the cat’s body that is only fleetingly painted over is still quite clearly visible.

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