Study of eight cats 1953-4 James Boswell 1906-1971 Presented by Ruth Boswell, the artist's widow in 1982

Our fascination with cats and their protean, volatile temperaments is by no means only a product of the Internet age. Behold as proof this innately comedic “Study of Eight Cats” from 1953-4 by New Zealand-born British artist James Boswell, uncovered by classifiers over at AnnoTate, one of the Zooniverse’s newest projects. Kitties!

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