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Sir Edwin Landseer RA, The Cat's Paw

The Cat's Paw, 1829

After Sir Edwin Landseer RA (1802 - 1873)

RA Collection: Art

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)

Object details

Title
The Cat's Paw
Artist/designer
After Sir Edwin Landseer RA (1802 - 1873)
Engraved by
Robert Graves ARA (1798 - 1873)
Published by
Rudolph Ackermann (1764 - 1834)
From
F. Shoberl (ed.), Forget me not: a Christmas and New Year's present for MDCCCXXX, London: R. Ackermann, [1829]
Date
1829
Object type
Print
Place of Publication
London
Medium
Steel-engraving
Dimensions

80 mm x 72 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
07/3679
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