Cats Looking Out Windows

Below is a collection of artwork and illustration featuring cats looking out of windows. I bet they’re wishing they were outside.

Ben Kliban, Cat Looking Out the Window from his calendar collection, 1970's
Ben Kliban, Cat Looking Out the Window from his calendar collection, 1970s.
Wanda Gag, 1893-1946
Wanda Gag, 1893-1946
Franco Matticchio cat looking out window
Franco Matticchio
Etching by Hans Thoma (1839-1924)
Etching by Hans Thoma (1839-1924)
Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson
Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson
Richard Egielski (born 1952) 1976 ‘Six O Two Is The Life’ illustration for ‘The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring’ by John Bellairs
Public and Private Life of Animals, by P. J. Stahl, illustrated by J. J. Grandville, Publication date 1877 cat
Public and Private Life of Animals, by P. J. Stahl, illustrated by J. J. Grandville, Publication date 1877
Illustration by Hans Drawing for Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales. 1934 cat looking out window
Illustration by Hans Drawing for Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales. 1934
Franco Matticchio cat bird window
Franco Matticchio
Cats at the Window by Wanda Gág, 1929
Cats at the Window by Wanda Gág, 1929
edward gorey cat window
Edward Gorey
The Sumner Intrigue by Frank Swinnerton (Cover artist not found) Hutchinson & Co. Ltd, London 1955 cat window
The Sumner Intrigue by Frank Swinnerton (Cover artist not found) Hutchinson & Co. Ltd, London 1955
Christmas Card by Edward Gorey; 1925-2000, cat and girl looking out window
Christmas Card by Edward Gorey; 1925-2000, cat and girl looking out window
André Édouard Marty (1882 - 1974) 1925 illustration for House And Garden magazine
André Édouard Marty (1882 – 1974) 1925 illustration for House And Garden magazine
Edward Ardizzone
Edward Ardizzone
Bettina Baldassari – Italian illustrator. The cast of this painting might easily be for the Australian picture book John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat (except the cat’s markings are different). The witchy vibe is there because of the cat and the broom.
Frederick Cayley Robinson (1862 - 1927) The Capture, 1924. Pencil, watercolour and gouache
Frederick Cayley Robinson (1862 – 1927) The Capture, 1924. Pencil, watercolour and gouache
Klaus Ensikat Arthur Rackham
Klaus Ensikat Arthur Rackham
Bettina Baldassari – Italian artist
Cover illustration for The New Yorker magazine March 1st 1982  Jean Jacques Sempé (b.1932) French illustrator and cartoonist
Cover illustration for The New Yorker magazine March 1st 1982 Jean Jacques Sempé (b.1932) French illustrator and cartoonist
Gahan Wilson 2003
Gahan Wilson 2003
Helen Oxenbury - Through the Looking Glass
Helen Oxenbury – Through the Looking Glass
Miroslav Ša šek, illustrator and writer
Miroslav Ša šek, illustrator and writer
Klaus Ensikat (german, b. 1937, Berlin, Germany) - Illustration from book Cats by Axel Eggebrecht (german, b. 1899, Dresden, Germany)
Klaus Ensikat (german, b. 1937, Berlin, Germany) – Illustration from book Cats by Axel Eggebrecht (german, b. 1899, Dresden, Germany)
Józef Wilkon's cat does not look out of the window.
Józef Wilkon’s cat does not look out of the window.
Vladimir Suteev (1900-1993) Who Said Meow 1952
Vladimir Suteev (1900-1993) Who Said Meow 1952

And of course you can’t have cats wishing to head outside without cats also wishing to come back in. So here are a few catslooking inside a window from the outside.

Anne Mortimer for Tosca’s Christmas by Matthew Sturgis
Paule Bernard Roussel – French artist
Lemon girl young adult novella

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