Monday, 12 March 2012
Tales from ebay: Eileen Mayo's Cat in cherry tree
This is not the proof up for sale. The one on British ebay has been taken at an angle. But this doesn't alter the fact that this is a pretty good print, which is why it currently stands at £255 with six days still to go. It dates from 1952 and comes with her own handwritten details on the back, including her address in London at the time. You can always check out the details on the blog at http://haji-b.blogspot.com/2011/09/eileen-mayo-linoland.html . Personally, I would far rather have one of her early linocuts but I have no doubt they would cost even more. What will happen? Mayo is a very desirable artist and this cat has her on top, tree-climbing form. There have been a few nice wood-emgravings up for auction recently but this one pushes the buzzer.