Detail of a miniature of cats, and a mouse; below, a miniature of a mouse stealing eucharistic wafers. Image taken from f. 30v of Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds. Written in Latin.
Miniature of cats, and a mouse; below, a miniature of a mouse stealing eucharistic wafers. Image taken from f. 30v of Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds. Written in Latin.
Studies of a Gentian, Moth, Birds, Cats, Interlacing Motif, and Greek Frets (recto); Ornamental Studies with Figures (verso)
The range of delicately drawn animal, insect, and ornamental motifs indicates that this sheet was once part of a sketch book or model book. The imagery relates generally to a fresco cycle at the Villa Belcaro, ... more
Print shows a group of men, a nursemaid and a housemaid admiring a "baby" which is actually a cat wrapped in swaddling. Text under image is satire of man, unable to father children, who thinks a cat is his child.
A fox tied to a tree, a cat, lying as if dead, with a rat in its mouth, an open rat cage and rats; across the river, Magdeburg burns; text below image.
French cartoon shows Abbé Miollan as a cat and Janinet with bag of money(?) over his shoulder beating a hasty retreat after the failure of their balloon ascension attempt on July 11, 1784 enraged the crowd of s... more
Print shows on the left, a cat, representing Pope Pius VI, and on the right, a rooster, representing Napoleon I, holding a bundle of dried twigs and telling the cat to retract its claws, resulting in the Treaty... more