Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cats and academia: a short history

Swing over to this link for an interesting article on cats and academia.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The 18th Century Material Culture Resource Center

The 18th Century Material Culture Resource Center has a nice collection of cats images from the 18th century. Well worth checking out:

Sunday, March 26, 2017

De Sève's Cats

I just love stumbling on cats during my research. Recently, I was looking for a few 18th century engravings to illustrate one of my presentations when I came across these wonderful images. They were created by Jacques de Sève, one of the main illustrators for Buffon's Histoire Naturelle, générale et particulière, avec la description du Cabinet du Roi. 


Le Chat sauvage [The Wild Cat] 

Le chat domestique [The Domestic Cat]

Le Chat d'Espagne [The Spanish (Calico) Cat]

Le Chat des Chartreux [The Chartreux Cat]

Le Chat d'Angora [The Angora Cat]