I chose today’s painting, A Fiver in the Kitty by Horatio Henry Couldery, for Fine Art Felines Friday because when I came across it I was struck by how even way back in the 19th century, when this was painted, cats were still
obviously major pains in the asses delightfully mischievous furballs, as evidenced by these two shredding up a letter and making a mess with the ink. Which I find hil-ar-i-ous, <sarcasm> because I don’t know ANY cats (ahem, I’m looking at you, Samantha, Jesse, Abbey, Momo and ESPECIALLY OLIVER) who would be involved in these types of activities today </sarcasm>. Anyway, back to this particular painting and a little about this artist. Horatio Henry Coulder (1832–1918) was an English artist who emphasized cats, kittens and dogs in his subject matter (just image-google his name and you’ll see why I dare you to not call him a crazy cat guy). I couldn’t find the year that “A Fiver in the Kitty” was painted, but if anyone can tell me what the title means, I will give you a virtual kitten squidgle behind one of your ears. Deal?
Oh – and PS – Fine Art Felines Friday will be taking a break during the month of April because I will be maniacally busy with the A to Z Challenge. But we’ll be back in May! See you then!
A Fiver in the Kitty by Horatio Henry Couldery
8 thoughts on “Fine Art Felines Friday: A Fiver in the Kitty by Horatio Henry Couldery”
My guess is that Kitty is eating a 5 pound promissory note… hence the fiver is in the kitty, or will be soon.
That is a great guess! We’ll see what others have to say, but I think you might be right 😀
That’s a very beautiful painting! And NOOOOOOOOOO… cats would NEVER EVER be involved in these types activities… LOL 😆 Meow out loud! 😉 xoxo Roxy & Tigerlino ❤
Ha ha haaa – glad you could stop by and enjoy this painting, Roxy and Tigerlino! ❤
I can’t imagine any kat knowingly shredding something so important to a human…(he he he)…..I’VE NEVER done anything like that!! (MOL)!!
Oh, Shrimp…for some reason I think you are kidding with me! My furry friend Oliver has a taste for bills that we leave out (including a $100 bill one time – that was a quick lesson for us!) and Samantha can’t resist shredding paper towels. We have to be clever about where we leave our paper products! 😀
Hmmmmmmm…. I’ve never tried shredding money before… SOUNDS FUN!