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.

April 18, 2017

April 18, 1835

He painted carriages, then he painted cats (on canvas) and then he got rich.
J.H. Dolph The Scholar

I can see why the paintings of John Henry Dolph (April 18, 1835 to September 28, 1903) were popular. This is "The Scholar." The best writeup on this artist is that by Peggy Gavan on her website

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