The Cat’s Whiskers!

During routine conservation work on Elizabeth Blackadder’s painting Two Cats on a Kelim an offending hair was seen under the glass. After its removal it was identified as a cat’s whisker!

 

The cat's whisker
The cat’s whisker

 

2 Cats on a kelim, Elizabeth V Blackadder, 1978
2 Cats on a Kelim, Elizabeth V Blackadder, 1978. Copyright of the artist.

 

The whisker has been wrapped and  labelled,  and is now inconspicuously housed within the frame. The painting (and hidden whisker) will go on show in the next few weeks – all we have to do now is figure out which cat it was….

A Conservator

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