Saturday, May 19, 2018

Trip Recap: UK Cat Art

Trip Recap Posts:
Museums visited:
London
British Museum 
National Gallery
Tate Modern

Greenwich
National Maritime Museum
Royal Observatory

Bath
Ancient Roman Baths
Fashion Museum
Victoria Art Gallery

Lion sculpture in Trafalgar Square, London

Ancient Statutes of Sekhmet,
lion-headed goddess of Egypt,
British Museum

Lions carved from rock,
Ancient India


Darling family portrait…
But what's that of the upper right?…

… It's a kitten!
Well, looks a bit reptilian...

Madonna, Jesus, and John the Baptist,
in the little friend in the lower left corner…

… It's a cat!
Hmm, hard to tell from this photo, but I swear it's a cat...
the boy is holding a bird as a tease!


At the National Maritime Museum,
I searched their database for ship's cats;
This was just one example

At the Roman Baths in Bath,
Our docent displayed this photo taken in Victorian times…
Notice the cat!
Pretty girl, with a pretty kitty!

Comins Tea in Bath,
used a simple drawing of their cat Anders for their logo.
see image below

Sadly, Anders has gone over The Rainbow Bridge

Other than my family, I talked 'cats' with only two people.  A guard at the Maritime Museum, where I discussed the possibility of setting up a display honoring ship's cats; he mentioned that he has a few cats of his own, and thinks it would be a delightful display. And at Comins Tea, the proprietor told me about his and his wife's beloved cat.  Angel Anders would drink from their teacups!

15 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

OOOOOOH what wonderful pieces of feline art!!!
The first one is GRAND and well represents Felines!!
Hugs madi and mom

Brian said...

The art is super cool and of course we love seeing the kitty art!

The Swiss Cats said...

Beautiful art ! Purrs

The Island Cats said...

That is some great art...but that's because there are cats in each one. :)

edie said...

Neat art.

William’s Kith & Kin said...

OMC, you found cats everywhere!!

John Bellen said...

I'll bet almost every ship in the Royal Navy had a cat - and probably all loved, too.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

You found a lot of beautiful kitty art at the museums.

The Whiskeratti said...

Cats are a universal language.

Tamago said...

So delightful to find many kitties as and in artworks! Love the cute logo of Comins Tea :-)

Three Chatty Cats said...

Wow, you went to a lot of museums. I love that reptilian cat. Teehee.

The Indulged Furries said...

Looks like you saw lots of great cat art. I like the cat on the back of the chair.

Roby Sweet said...

You saw some great cat art! I love the Victorian photo of the baths with the cat wandering around. :)

Catio Tales said...

We love the way you sought out our feline ancestors!

Rene said...

It's really neat to see cats put into old paintings. Clearly they meant something to their families to be commemorated like that.