Medieval Cats, Hardback

Medieval Cats Hardback

Illustrated by Susan Herbert

5 out of 5 (1 rating)


A world of art inhabited entirely by cats is introduced in this book.

From the feline Mona Lisa to the white-tailed Botticelli Venus, Susan Herbert is known for her cat characters - her humorous versions of well-known paintings.

In this book she explores the art of the Middle Ages.

It features resplendent cats dining in medieval banqueting halls; aristocratic cats at a jousting ceremony; and humble cats huddled around a kitchen fire.

These costumed cats appear against a backdrop of castles and scenery, and among the medieval illuminations and Book of Hours.

The paintings are all based on authentic works of the 13th to the 16th centuries.

Other titles by Susan Herbert are: "The Cats Gallery of Art", "The Cats History of Western Art", "Impressionist Cats", and "Diary of a Victorian Cat".


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 64 pages, 31 colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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  • Category: Painting & paintings
  • ISBN: 9780500016527



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This is a wonderful little book, filled with gorgeous illustrations. The author takes medieval imagery from paintings and books of hours and replaces the human figures with cats. These are lovingly drawn with a great eye for detail and humor. I highly recommend this book for any art or cat lover of any age.

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