Susan Herbert’s delightful feline reimaginings of famous scenes from art, theatre, opera and film have won her a devoted following. This unprecedented new compilation of her paintings provides an irresistible introduction to her world of cats, featuring previously unpublished images as well as a wide selection of her best-loved pieces.
Paintings ranging from Botticelli’s 'Birth of Venus' to the best-loved works of the Impressionists and Pre-Raphaelites are rendered with loving attention to detail. An array of cat characters take starring roles in the plays of Shakespeare as well as in comic and tragic operas. The movies provide a variety of instantly recognizable settings, with cat lookalikes of everyone from Mae West to Lawrence of Arabia.
These clever and charming pictures will make an ideal gift for cat-loving culture buffs and cultured cat-lovers everywhere.
Susan Herbert (1945-2014) was one of the most distinctive contemporary cat artists. She studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford. She was the author and illustrator of The Cats Gallery of Art, The Cats History of Western Art, Diary of a Victorian Cat, Medieval Cats, Impressionist Cats, Pre-Raphaelite Cats, Shakespeare Cats, Opera Cats and Movie Cats, all published by Thames & Hudson.