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Girl Making a Garland, Hans Suess von Kulmbach, 1480-1521. During the Middle Ages, Saint Gertrude of Nivelles was the patroness of cats and Saint Agatha was also known as Saint Gato or Saint Cat. (Kulmbach subsequently joined the workshop of Albrecht Dürer, with whom he enjoyed a lifelong friendship and collaboration. This association perhaps accounts for the false Dürer monogram and date above the cat)

Girl Making a Garland, Hans Suess von Kulmbach, 1480-1521. During the Middle Ages, Saint Gertrude of Nivelles was the patroness of cats and Saint Agatha was also known as Saint Gato or Saint Cat. (Kulmbach subsequently joined the workshop of Albrecht Dürer, with whom he enjoyed a lifelong friendship and collaboration. This association perhaps accounts for the false Dürer monogram and date above the cat)

Lorenz Frølich  (Danish, Copenhagen 1820–1908 Hellerup). Child Climbing a Chair to Reach for a Kitten, 1835–1903. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, 1966 (66.576.10(6)) #cats

Lorenz Frølich (Danish, Copenhagen 1820–1908 Hellerup). Child Climbing a Chair to Reach for a Kitten, 1835–1903. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, 1966 (66.576.10(6)) #cats

HARPER'S / FEBRUARY, 1898 - Poster by Edward Penfield (American, 1866–1925) - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

HARPER'S / FEBRUARY, 1898 - Poster by Edward Penfield (American, 1866–1925) - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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