Artist: Celia Pike
Size 297 x210mm on Fotospeed Matt Ultra 240gsm paper.
Mounted on 300 x 215mm backing board.
Packed in EN13432 compostable PLA. Bag.
Made in UK.
There is a story which has been pieced together from eyewitness accounts about a remarkable cat called Jenny and her friendship with a young scullion called Jim Mulholland. Both were on board the Titanic during the ship’s sailing trials prior to her ill-fated maiden voyage Violet Jessop, a stewardess who survived the tragic sinking of the ship, later wrote in her memoirs that “Jenny, the ship’s cat and part of the crew, had immediately picked herself a comfortable corner.” Jenny went on to give birth to kittens and Violet said she “laid her family near Jim whose approval she always sought and who gave her a warm devotion.” Shortly before the Titanic set sail from Southampton, observers noticed a cat carrying her kittens, one by one, down the gangplank, off the ship and on to the quay. There are reports that Jim was watching Jenny closely, saying “that cat knows something”. He quickly made the most fortunate decision to follow her example, packed his belongings and left the ship himself