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Tag Archives: Rats
Adolph von Menzel: Rat in the Gutter (c. 1863-1883)
Ferdinand Van Kessel: The Dance of the Rats (1690)
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
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
Edvard Munch: Red-Haired Girl with White Rat (1886)
Vincent van Gogh: Two Rats (1884)
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