I have to say though that this group of artists were lousy at thinking up good titles for their paintings, how creative are these: "five cats", "girl with cat", "playing with kitten"!!!
For some trivia:
The French Impressionist Renior was a cat lover and they are depicted in several of his paintings (I have included one in this list of paintings).
Mark Twain kepted 11 cats on his farm - some of their names were: Sour Mash, Apollinaris, Zoroaster, Blatherskite, Beelzebub!
Sir Wintson Churchill's marmalade cat Jock slept with his master, shared his dining table, and attended numerous war-time Cabinet meetings. If Jock was late for meals, Churchill would send servants to find him, waiting to eat til the cat was present. Jock was said to have been with his master when he died. Churchill also had a cat, Nelson, named after the famous British admiral.
Cat Dreams by Kliban
Woman with a cat by the Impressionist artist Renior (1875)
Playing with kitten by Emilie Munier (1840-1895)
Five cats (aren't they adorable!!)
Wild cats by Crista Forest
Frederick the Literate by Charles Wysocki
I have enjoyed 12 months of this wonderful artist as his cats have been gracing my calendar all year. Do check him out if you are cat lover his work is so full of detail.
Girl with cat by William Morris (1856)
Drawing of a cat
If animals could speak the dog would be a a blundering outspoken fellow, but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much. Mark Twain
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