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Yes, They Did Have Crazy Cat Ladies in the 1800s

CATS

This is the most epic of homages to those furry friends, cats. They are displayed in all their Victorian era grandeur in this American painting commissioned in 1891. Want to do more than just wet your whiskers? Check out the original article for more info or check out my gallery of Steampunk cats.

5 responses

  1. ichabod2014ic

    Oh my Goodness!
    How did that artist get all of those cats to sit still while he painted them?
    I’ll ask my buddy, Kitka.

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    March 23, 2016 at 10:37 am

  2. portapatetcormagis

    That lady had 350 cats?!?!? And a very patient husband. Oh dear, that painter had a task for live sketching them all and arranging the sketches without mixing up the furry ones.

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    March 23, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    • I know! I can’t imagine trying to get one cat to do what I want long enough to draw it, but that many? forget about it!

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      March 23, 2016 at 2:47 pm

      • portapatetcormagis

        You could sketch them all sleeping. They like to sleep a lot. If you don’t want a picture with a lot of sleeping beauties I guess all you can do is watch them closely and try to sketch from memory. And hope they do not want to “help” you with some fur on the oil painting or walking across it. 😀

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        March 23, 2016 at 3:03 pm

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