Ships Cat Card
Watercolour illustration of a Ship's Cat by Daniel Mackie.
Daniel Mackie takes his inspiration from art forms such as Art Deco, Egyptian tomb painting, Impressionism and Japanese prints, along with his love of mythology and Aesop's Fables. The interior of the animals is particularly influenced by the The Arts and Crafts Movements and the Japanese printmakers of the Ukiyo-e period.
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High quality 330gsm card. Dimensions17.8 x 12.9cms (7 x 5 inches).
Supplied with a white envelope inside a clear cellophane bag.
Rodent control was the reason cats were put on ships. All trading nations adopted this practice. It is believed that cats arrived in Europe by boat from Ancient Phoenicia (maritime trading cultures on the African coast of the Mediterranean). They set their paws down on European soil around 900 BC.