Friday, March 27, 2009

A Boy and a Girl with a cat and an eel
Around 1635
Judith Leyster

"He who plays with cats gets scratched” or as the Parlor Players would say "don't trouble trouble and trouble won't trouble you"

I find this painting very funny.

The National Gallery in London suggests it was painted as a warning against mischievous behavior. Dutch painters at this time commonly used children in allegory for the foolish behaviors of adults. has added a famous painting section to their guessing games, this painting came up. The site, has a series of different guessing games, each correct answer they donate 10 grains of rice.

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