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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 !

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

the last fat cat, i promise

statens museum for kunst/national gallery of denmark, inventory #KKS6916.  (PD)
I ate rum-soaked butter cake for breakfast, so. . . 
Now, I can't be the only one who has fellow-feeling for the glutton cat in Niels Skovgaard's illustration.  The cheerful soul poking him is the parson, whom the story describes as carrying a crooked staff.  Parsons seem to pop up in the same broad-brimmed hat and sensible outwear whenever one spots them in art and literature, so that was easy.

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