|thanks pixabay (CC0 creative commons). no clue on the backstory|
- Washington, United States
- loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017
|Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection (AC1998.249.94) www.lacma.org|
Do any of my readers remember Sister Wendy Beckett's art history series on PBS? Even if you don't, you'll enjoy and benefit from her essay on another of Gechu's netsukes, here.
Friday, October 13, 2017
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Monday, October 09, 2017
|Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection|
Saturday, October 07, 2017
|By Gilles Gonthier from Canada |
[CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
In which Anna Botsford Comstock relates the tale of a pet chipmunk with a taste for nuts and fashion, in that order...
***Miss Irene Hardy, of Palo Alto, Cal., has had marked success in making pets of the little chipmunks of the Sierras. One called Chipsy was especially interesting. He was allowed the freedom of her room, and after she had filled the dish on the table with English walnuts, he would keep himself busy for a long time stealing and hiding them. His originality in finding hiding places was remarkable. Once he managed to get his nuts and himself into a covered bandbox on the closet shelf and stored his precious walnuts in the velvet bows of a bonnet. His unsuspecting mistress wore the bonnet thus decorated to church and did not discover the work of her new milliner until after she returned.
-- Anna Botsford Comstock, The Pet Book (Ithaca NY: The Comstock Publishing Company, 2nd ed., 1915) p. 84.