Elizabeth Bonsall. “The Cat-Lover Speaks.” Original drawing (circa 1913) for The Cat by Agnes Repellier (New York, 1913)
An exhibition of books and images of our feline friends, curated by Sally Fisher '12 Neilson Library Level 3, May through July, 2012.
Sally Fisher, an Ada Comstock Scholar graduating in May 2012 with a degree in Studio Art, has selected, written, and arranged a fun and fact-filled exhibition of books and prints featuring historical cats, cats and rats, cats as mothers, cats in advertising, costumed cats, cute cats, and much more.
Most of the items on display are from the collection of the Mortimer Rare Book Room, with a few pieces on loan from the curator or other members of the Smith community of ailurophiles.
J. J. Grandville, “The cat and two sparrows.”
From Fables de La Fontaine (Paris, 1838)
William Mulready. Watercolor of hunting cats
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