The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

December 14, 2013

December 14, 1959

Stanley Spencer (June 30,  1891 to December 14, 1959) was an English painter. He wass the child of middle class privilege, and'produced art that resulted in many awards.  He was fond of cats. Below is a work of his: "Hilda and I at Burghclere" (1955) and you see a cat is an essential element of domestic harmony. He in fact has been quoted as saying: "Wherever a cat sits, there shall happiness be first."

Hilda and I at Burghclere - Stanley Spencer

His first wife, Hlda Carline was also a painter.  Here is another amazing work: "Wisteria at Englefield" (1954) which we got from a nice discussion of the artist here

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