Trivium Art HistoryJudith Leyster

A Boy and a Girl with a Cat and an Eel

A Boy and a Girl with a Cat and an Eel, 1635 — Judith Leyster
59.4 cm48.8 cm

A Boy and a Girl with a Cat and an Eel is a Northern Renaissance, Oil on Panel Painting created by Judith Leyster in 1635. It lives at the National Gallery, London in London. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Children, and Cats. Source

According to the National Gallery of London, Judith Leyster's A Boy and a Girl with a Cat and an Eel may be a moral lesson — a literalization of the Dutch idiom "He who plays with cats gets scratched". But like many of Leyster's works, these children look like they're just having too much fun. Who can hold that against them?

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