This is a very attractive 1930s etching by the celebrated printmaker, George Vernon Stokes (1873 - 1954).
Stokes was a painter and illustrator of animals, He exhibited paintings at the Royal Academy from 1907.
He probably took up colour etching in the 1930’s, and devised his own system which is described in his book "Colour Etching in two Printings", published 1933.
This beautifully rendered etching shows two sleek Siamese cats entranced by a little cricket that they have come across in the garden. They can't quite make out what this strange little creature might be. It shows the artist's careful observation of these wee felines and cats are amongst his most popular works. His second colour in this print - is the very pale blue colour that he has used for the cats' eyes.
It is a coloured drypoint etching and an early impression from a limited edition numbered 16/75
It is signed in pencil in the margins below the image - and also in the plate.
The etching measures 25 x 29.5 cm.
In good vintage condition - with new fresh cream coloured window mount and simple black frame - all ready for you to just hang on your wall and enjoy.