Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Widow

Frederick Dielman (1847-1935) was an artist who produced a variety of paintings and lithographs.  This one is definitely kitschy and adorable: it can be found in the Boston Public Library.  The cat looks either bewildered or uncomfortable.  She is giving a look that seems to say, "You're not going to show this embarrassing picture to anyone, are you?"

I would say that Pussycat deserved a substantial modeling fee, wouldn't you?








12 comments:

MarkD60 said...

1847 to 1935! What years to live! My Grandfather was born in 1895.

This pictures subject/theme is modern though.. My cat is sad because....

Anonymous said...

The cat looks like she expects adoration!

TexWisGirl said...

i'm laughing. :)

Linda Kay Christensen said...

Sometimes animals just freeze when you put something on them like that, and that looks like what the cat is doing...She looks paralized!

Banana Oil said...

That is a very funny picture!

bakku-shan said...

What a sweet pussy cat!

Mike said...

The cat looks like it's getting ready to leave at any second.

Deena said...

She looks bewildered.

Duckbutt said...

Not your typical library art, but pleasing on its own terms. The cat looks proud to me.

Cloudia said...

I think Pixie is selling something online and has a bitcoin or payPal account!



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beach lad said...

I think mr dielman must have been telling bad jokes - the cat looks like it's under mental duress

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Reminds me of Coolidge's poker-playing dogs.