Percy and Blanche.

Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy painted 1970-1971 by David Hockney.

Despite the title, this i NOT Percy in the painting. but one of the other owners of the Clark couple named Blanche. Hockney thought Percy a better suited name for the title.

The Clark couple and the real Percy.

Moppet & Rachel Carson

 

Moppet & Rachel Carson (author of Silent spring) photographed 1962 by A. Eisenstaedt.

“Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is, whether its victim is human or animal, we cannot expect things to be much better in this world. We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing, we set back the progress of humanity.”

Louis Wain’s cats

Louis & Peter at the drawing table 1890

Louis & Peter at the drawing table 1890

Louis Wain (1860-1939) made a name for himself as an artist, an illustrator of childrens book and postcards.

In the early 1920’s he started showing signs of schizofrenia and was admitted to a mental hospital where he continued to paint cats, although in a slightly different manner, until his death.

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