A black cat is gazing up at a beautiful lady, essentially the moon in this poem is Maud Gonne and Yeats is the cat. Maud’s love for theatre and acting is combined in the depiction of this poem. The
Art Nouveau inspired boarders are like the ornamental wings of a 1920’s theatre. Maud is centre stage with a starlit night sky behind her.
Maud’s face is the moon much like standing under a spotlight, the Cat gazes up in admiration much like what Yeats would have done watching Maud on stage. The original illustration is watercolour
and silver ink on watercolour paper.
21 x 29.6 cm
High Quality Digital Print
High quality recycled paper 300gsm