Tag Archives: Rats

1690: Dance of the Rats

Ferdinand Van Kessel: The Dance of the Rats (1690)

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17th Centuty: Đám Cưới Chuộ

I think this Vietnamese woodcut painting is from the 17th century; it’s one of the most popular examples of Dong Ho painting, and researchers believe that the style originated during the rule of Lê Kính Tông (1600–1619) of the Lê … Continue reading

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1906: The Work of Trade-Rats

One of the oddest little animals in existence is the Californian wood-rat, better known as the “trade-rat.” It owes the latter name to the fact that though it is a great thief, it never steals anything without putting something else … Continue reading

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1886: Pet

Edvard Munch: Red-Haired Girl with White Rat (1886)

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1884: Two More Rats

Vincent van Gogh: Two Rats (1884)

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1836: These Abhorred Vermin Seemed to Become my Friends

We report [the following] on the authority of a letter of Joseph Purdew, an observer, equally exact and judicious. “This morning,” he says, “while reading in bed, I was suddenly interrupted by a noise similar to that made by rats, … Continue reading

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