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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 !

Monday, February 01, 2016

little lizzie lynch's sleepy friend

thanks the-athenaeum.org. (PD)
Here's "Little Lizzie Lynch" and a very relaxed kitten, as painted by Julian Alden Weir around 1910.  The grainy/brushy look of this piece, casual and intimate, is very appealing to me.  For a moment I thought perhaps it had been dashed off in pastels on a piece of brown paper on a whim, but no, it's oil on canvas.  Did you know Weir's Connecticut home is a National Historic Site?  I am sorry I never got to see it when I lived nearby.

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