James Lloyd

Cat and Mouse

1967

Artist
James Lloyd 1905–1974
Medium
Gouache on board
Dimensions
Support: 381 x 533 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Eric Lister 1968
Reference
T01081

Not on display

Catalogue entry

James Lloyd b.1905
T01081 CAT AND MOUSE 1967
Inscribed ‘J LLOYD’ b.l. and ‘Cat & Mouse’ in pencil on back.
Watercolour on board, 15×21 (38×53·3).
Presented by Mr Eric Lister 1968.
Exh: Portal Gallery, Sept.–Oct. 1968 (not in catalogue).

The artist wrote (4 May 1969): ‘The Cat & Mouse was inspired by our own cats, we have three pure white cats among others, but I did get a little aid from a newspaper snap of a white cat which was an exact replica of one of our own cats. I gave it a pinky hue, I never like painting things pure white...

‘I put the mouse or rat in entirely imaginary.’

Published in:
The Tate Gallery: Acquisitions 1968-9, London 1969

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