Carl Kahler (Austrian, 1855–1906), My Wife’s Lovers, 1891, Oil on canvas. Collection of John and Heather Mozart. Image: Courtesy Sotheby’s.

World’s Greatest Cat Painting now on view

The Museum is thrilled to announce the arrival of the greatest cat painting ever made. Carl Kahler’s My Wife’s Lovers is a massive painting commissioned by San Francisco philanthropist Kate Birdsall Johnson in 1891.  The painting, which features 42 of the millionaire’s beloved cats, was seen at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and now makes a stop in one of the cat friendliest cities in the country.

Learn more about the painting