After Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A. 1802 - 1873
The Cat's Paw
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© Royal Academy of Arts, London
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The Cat's Paw
Steel-engraving, 80 X 72 mm
Engraved by Robert Graves, A.R.A. Published by Rudolph Ackermann, 1829.
From: F. Shoberl (ed.), Forget me not: a Christmas and New Year's present for MDCCCXXX, London: R. Ackermann, [1829]
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This was engraved after the painting by Landseer exhibited in 1824 at the British Institution, London (cat. 185). According to art historian Richard Ormond, 'one of Landseer's best known and most controversial paintings, The Cat's Paw attracted immediate attention when it was first exhibited, and it has continued to shock people ever since.' (Ormond 1981, p.56)