English School - Ode on the death of a favourite cat drowned in a tub of goldfishes
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oil on canvas 25 x 30 1/8 in. (63.5 x 76.5 cm.)
The title of this painting originates from the poem by Thomas Gray which was first published in Robert Dodsley's A Collection of Poems by Several Hands in 1748. It was addressed to a cat belonging to the poet's friend Horace Walpole, to whom Gray sent a copy of the book in March, 1747.