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 in about 900 BC.
Gradually cats became worlds travellers, eventually reaching nearly all parts of the world accessible by ship. Over the centuries their offspring developed into different breeds according to the climate in which they found themselves and the mates they took, as well as the deliberate selection by humans.
This print is available in three sizes, 10 x 8* inches, 11 x 14 inches and 14 x18 inches.
Signed by the artist.
Reproduced from Daniel Mackie's watercolour painting, this print is printed on somerset velvet 225gsm fine art paper (10 x 8 inch prints are printed on smooth matt 190gsm paper).
All prints are mounted and backed with white core polar ingress mount board (14 x 18 is unmounted, as it is shipped in a tube). Frame not included.
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