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Monday, December 21, 2015

a fat danish cat, 1911

statens museum for kunst/national gallery of denmark, inventory #KKS6920.  (PD)
Isn't he something?  He's "Den tykke kat" (The thick [fat] cat), and his story was illustrated in 1911 by Danish artist Niels Skovgaard (1858-1938).  It's an old folktale of a cat with bad manners and big appetite, and how he learns the error of his ways.  Skovgaard's images for this are droll, and perfect for this week of holiday eating.  
The penciled note reads "Over indholdsfortegnelsen" - "over the table of contents."
Skovgaard was not only known for illustrative work, but for naturalist painting and perhaps most for his sculpture.

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