Cats

I looked after a pair of cats for a friend of a friend. They scrabbled around a lot and were generally ready for their Instagram close-up. Having spent a large portion of university writing about cats (specifically, eighteenth-century cats, in eighteenth-century poetry - an approximation of some of those ideas is in this post), it was a strange experience to actually have two around. I'd never actually looked at them in any detail before.

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Kaleidoscope cats

Bethlem Museum & Archives are currently exhibiting part of their much-loved Louis Wain (1860 - 1939) collection, including the Kaleidoscope Cats, dubbed 'the Mona Lisa of asylum art' at a talk by Dr David O'Flynn last Saturday.

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