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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 !

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

cat mini

https://www.webumenia.sk/dielo/SVK:SNG.O_4917 PD
Before photographs were readily available to stuff in wallets and pockets, people often kept beloved faces close through tiny paintings.  Someone in Slovakia around 1800 - 1825 had this particular face immortalized in gouache on cardboard, measuring only 6.8 x 5.6 cm.  Portrait miniatures would be a charming fashion to revive.

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