Sleeping Cat and Butterflies Small Boxed Cards
10 blank notecards with envelopes in an acetate-topped box
Printed on recycled paper
Published with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Box size: 4 x 5.625 x .875 in.
Card size: 3.5 x 5 in.
Unknown artist (Japanese)
Sleeping Cat and Butterflies
The image reproduced on these notecards is from an album of paintings on silk titled Birds and Flowers, created by an unknown artist during Japan’s Edo period (1615–1868). In this delicate, meditative study, we can almost feel the cat’s sleek, silky fur and the soft sunlight in which it basks, hear the whisper of the butterflies’ wings.