- Oil paint on canvas
- Frame: 1250 x 1706 x 105 mm
support: 915 x 1374 mm
- Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1885
Yachting was becoming very popular in the late nineteenth century and Moore had several friends with yachts, from which he used to paint the sea. The catspaws of the title are the gentle breezes which move the fishing boats along. The location is unidentified, but may be Devon or Cornwall.
Gallery label, May 2007