The images reproduced on these magnets are based on a sequence of drawings in artist Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen's (French, 1859–1923) famous book Des Chats
(ca. 1898) entitled “Horrible fin d’un poisson rouge” (A Terrible End to a Goldfish). In them, a cat stares transfixedly at a goldfish in a bowl, circles the bowl repeatedly, hoists itself up to peer into the bowl, reaches a paw into the water, pitches head-first into the bowl, then dashes away, spooked and soaked, leaving the goldfish behind—high and dry.
1 each of 6 designs. Glass. Gift boxed. Box: 5 1/4''L x 4 7/8''W x 1 5/8''D; magnets: 1 1/2'' diam.