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.

October 18, 2016

October 18, 1850

Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel (October 18, 1850 to March 16, 1913) was a French artist. He gained fame for his illustrations of children's books.

The son of 
Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel, Bernard Boutet De Monvel (1881 to 1949), was also an artist, in fact one more famous.

According to a Sotheby's note the son was "in his time... dubbed the most fashionable of society artists and the best-looking man in Europe ..."

And here is an example of the art of Bernard Boutet De Monvel, from, and titled, "Sylvie and her Dog Champagne."

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