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