Prints - Cat House
The Cat House is a 17th century cottage near the churchyard. In the late 19th century, the eccentric occupant was a man named Robert Ward. The story goes that his canary was killed by a cat belonging to nearby Canon Nathaniel Woodard, founder of the Woodard schools. Angered, Ward put up metal plaques on the eaves, depicting cats clawing canaries, and rigged up a series of strings to jangle pans and shells whenever the Canon passed on his way to church. So the story goes... To get the effect of the thatch in this painting, a grey ink wash was stippled with thousands of individual dots.
The Cat House (18"x13.3") £50