Jeff MacNelly. Original Paintings & Limited Edition Giclees


Ernest the Cat I


You can’t love Key West and not be affected by the myth, and the man, Ernest Hemingway and Jeff certainly was.


He painted two version of Ernest the Cat. This one, more in keeping with Ernest’s macho myth and Ernest the Cat II, The Tropical Version with Hemingway as a cat is done in island colors, with Lilly Pulitzer pizzazz.

 Here’s Ernest typing at his original Royal typewriter in the standing position which he found much more comfortable


 after being wounded in the Spanish Civil War. In this studio he worked on Death in the Afternoon, Green Hills of Africa, To Have And Have Not, For Whom The Bell Tolls, and many of his most-famous short stories, such as "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" and "The Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber."

While the folks at the Hemingway House claim that Hemingway had six-toed cats locals tell a different story. Dink Bruce, whose dad worked for Hemingway, said he played in the Hemingway yard a lot as a kid and they only had peacocks here--the cats were at La Vigia, Hemingways’ Havana home.

However they came to be, the Hemingway House is now famous for their NUMEROUS six-toed cats. This rendition makes no bones about the splayed appendages.



We  have this Limited Edition of 250 Giclee available on archival paper in the following sizes.


Small (image size approx 8"x10" )        $400

Medium (approx. 18"x24")                  $1700

Large (approx. 30"x40")                      $3500


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Alexander Graham Bell
Bad Kitty
Bert The Shirt
Brer Carter
Captain Ahab Retires
Captain Hook
Conch Republic Dog
Crime Report
Dinks Dreamboat
Dog Beach
Dog Fight
Dot Calm
Dufus Takes A Bride
El Gato Loco
Elephant (drawing)
Elephant (Party Animal I)
Ernest the Cat I
Follow Me
Gator, Gator, Gator & Crock
George Herbert Retriever Bush
Great Horn-Rimmed GoldWarbler
Jesse of Toad Hall
Lady Godiva
Lech Walrusa
Mario Koalo
Mario Sanchez Fine Arts
Models Take A Break
Mutt & Jeff
Party Animal II
Personal Trainer
Race Week
Red-Throated Castro
Right-Winged Thatcher
Stone Harbour
The Barrister
The Bodega
The Diplomat
The Relic
The Wrecker
Turn of the Century
Waiting For Chickens



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