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Dig Into Albert Dubout's Pretty Kitty Tablewares

His satirical cat cartoons may be more than 50 years old, but the French artist's illustrations keep popping up on kitchenware and collectibles.

 |  May 30th 2012  |   3 Contributions

Catster Managing Editor Vicky Walker recently introduced me to the feline-themed creations of famed French artist Albert Dubout

Dubout Cat Mugs by Péché Mignon.


Dubout Cats Creamer by Péché Mignon.

Dubout was known for his illustrations and paintings, but at heart he was a cartoonist who enjoyed having fun with his work. While I couldn't find any specific information speaking to his interest in cats, in 1962 he illustrated a book called Entre Chats by Docteur F. Mery. Fifty years later, many of the drawings that appeared in the book still inspire a wide range of collectible items for cat lovers, including platesmugsfigurines, and more.

A selection of Dubout Cat Plates from Péché Mignon.

Some of Dubout's illustrations are sweet, such as "Big Sleep" (top row, right) which shows a kitty napping on a comfy cushion. However, he is perhaps best known for his satirical work, which might explain images like "the Cat-Eyed Mouse" (top row, left), featuring a kitty with pupils shaped like mice, and the indelicate "the Third Eye" (bottom row, left), which, well ... I'm sure you can figure that one out for yourself!

Shh...Same Dress figurine from Paws a While.

Source: Albert Dubout


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