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The Monkey and the Cat, probably 1670s (oil on canvas)

XOS5879616 The Monkey and the Cat, probably 1670s (oil on canvas) by Hondius, Abraham Danielsz. (c.1625-95); 80x93.5 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: This picture interprets one of AesopA's ancient Greek fables (or probably the more contemporary interpretation by Jean de la Fontaine, even more famous at the time), which warns of the dangers of flattery. A monkey sweet-talks a cat into pulling scalding chestnuts out of the fire. The cat finishes the risky and painful task to discover that the monkey has already gobbled up nearly all of them. oil on canvas, c.1670 by Abraham Hondius); Dutch, out of copyright

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