The British Library's Cool Cats
The British Library recently opened an exhibition with super meow-power: Cats on the Page, on view through March 17, presents an array of books, manuscripts, and artwork that features felines.
"Cats have inspired our imagination and creativity for many years--long before their days of dominance on the internet," Alison Bailey, lead curator of the exhibition, commented in a press release. "By bringing cats we know and love together with new ones from unexpected sources, Cats on the Page showcases the light-hearted side of the British Library's world-class collections through a selection of just some of the hundreds of paws prowling the pages of its books and manuscripts."
Here are five of those cool cats:
The Pretty Playful Tortoise Shell Cat, London, 1817 (c) The British Library Board
Tabby Polka by P- Bucalossi, 1865 (c) The British Library Board
Pussy's Breakfast Time, London, Ernest Nister, 1892 (c) The British Library Board
Jellicle Cats illustration (c) Axel Scheffler published in Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (c) T. S. Eliot and Faber & Faber
Kitty in Boots (c) Frederick Warne and co 2016, original copyright in illustrations (c) Quentin Blake, 2016