FAMAG 2004.9.1


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Watson, Keith Lovet (born 1929): Cats on rooftops at St Ives, signed, watercolour, gouache and ink, 37 x 46.4 cms. Presented by the artist in 2004.


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The artist was loosely inspired by the famous Cornish nursery rhyme:

As I was going to St. Ives I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks, each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits: kits, cats, sacks and wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?