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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

letting the cat out of the bag

thanks again, Wikimedia Commons: image in public domain
Just a quick post today to bring you this image from The Comic History of Rome, a British historical satire circa 1850 best known for this and its other illustrations. The illustration is called only "Fulvia," and since I'm a little rusty on the history of the Empire I had no idea what they meant. After a look around I'm pretty sure it's this Fulvia.
The illustrations are by the hand of John Leech (1817 - 1864) the great British caricaturist. Learn more about him here.


Katnip Lounge said...

hmmmm, that Roman Kitty is perhaps not so happy with Fulvia!

Katnip Lounge said...

re your comment: yes, Johnny is only a meal away from expiring...in his mind! He actually is the largest-framed Cat I've ever known. He is HUGE.

parlance said...

Fulvia sure was an interesting woman. Seems to have been like a mafiosa!