The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

November 14, 2013

November 14, 1930

Dame Elisabeth  Frink, whose name is followed properly with references to CH, DBE, RA, her British honors, lived from November 14, 1930 to April 18, 1993. She was an English artist who devoted herself to monumental forms and topics. Men, horses, and the divine appear in her sculpture. Not so much cats. But we do notice this etching, dated to 1985.

Frink signed etching 1985 ed 40 Pather 23x 22cm

Valerie Eliot, T, S, Eliot's rich widow, when the proceeds from Cats poured in, purchased art, and apparently used the guidelines he laid out of supporting his adopted country. She purchased a Frink for instance, but not a Frink cat sculpture, which are rare, maybe non-existent.

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