For a Year and a Day (The Owl and the Pussy-cat) limited edition print, hand-signed and numbered by Rodney Matthews

For a Year and a Day (The Owl and the Pussy-cat) limited edition print, hand-signed and numbered by Rodney Matthews

Regular price £120.00 GBP Sale

Painted in 1988, this image appears in Matthews' 1990 calendar - Storybook Collection - published by Picture Sales.  This image is Matthews' rock interpretation of Edward Lear's nonsense poem The Owl and the Pussy-cat, which was first published in 1871.  Here is the first verse:

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!

Additional information:

  • Title: For a Year and a Day
  • Materials: archival lightfast inks on Photo Rag art paper
  • Printing: actual artwork-sized image, giclée printed by Pricelis Art Ltd
  • Size: 47.9cm x 50.5cm (18.9" x 19.9")
  • Edition size: a limited edition of only 500 prints, hand-signed and numbered by Rodney Matthews