Oliver Herford is one of my favorites. His charming pencil-like sketches almost always make me smile. These two gossiping mice appear in a larger picture which included the cat the two were talking about. The picture is from a book all about kittens and there were so many wonderful cat drawings in the book that we created a special category for his work. But, these two little mice were just so darn cute that they had to be featured in the mice images category too.
This vintage cat drawing and the other’s from The Kitten’s Garden of Verse are among my favorites on Reusable Art. They all date to 1911 and were the work of Oliver Herford (1863-1935).
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