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Saturday, December 17, 2016

1929: a sweet sketch of a kitten's slumber

By Internet Archive Book Images [No restrictions], via Wikimedia Commons
This essence of catnap is found on page 72 of "Alexander and Some Other Cats," a 1929 compilation by the New England artist and photographer Sarah J. Eddy.  It's a sketch by her own hand, simple realism with sure technical skill.  Eddy was an alumna of the Art Students League of New York and the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts, and the daughter of an artistic family.  This same family instilled in her a active political sensibility; Eddy was active in the anti-slavery, women's suffrage, and animal rights movements, and at her death (in 1945, at 93!) she was director of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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