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The Cat and the Fiddle


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Hey, diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon!
The little dog laughed
To see such sport,
And the dish ran off with the spoon!

L. Frank Baum’s famous poem (though perhaps no one knows that it was Baum’s poem) is given a new look in Daniel Pelavin’s silkscreen for the Serigrafia’s Mother Goose portfolio.  Pelavin, a very highly-regarded illustrator, brings whimsy and extraordinary creativity to his work. Here, the cat and his fiddle are joined by the mouse playing air guitar while the dish does the “running man”.

The Mother Goose portfolio was issued in an edition of 300, with 100 copies retained by the artists, 100 copies retained by Serigrafia, and 100 copies donated to The Children’s Health Fund for sale at an initial offering price of $5000. The portfolio was designed by Chiu Li Design.

This work is unframed but custom framing is available at discounted cost with little delay before delivery. Please contact us if you wish to have the work framed before delivery.

This work is unframed but professional framing is available at discounted cost with little delay. Please select from the framing options or contact us if you wish to discuss the framing of the work. We frame exclusively with conservation-grade materials and put the work behind 99% UV-filtering art glass or Plexiglass.

Additional information

Dimensions27 × 20.5 in
Signing, Dating, and Titling


Modern Print-Makers

First, Please Choose Your Framing Option:

No Frame, Black-Stained Ash (Medium), Clear Natural Ash (Medium), Clear Natural Maple (Medium), Waxed Cherry (Medium), Waxed Mahogany (Medium), Waxed Walnut (Medium)


Serigraph in multiple colors.
White BFK Rives wove paper.
Serigrafia, Ltd. (the fine-art subsidiary of Ambassador Arts Inc.), New York.
Hand-signed in pencil by the artist, en recto lower right. Editioned, in pencil, en recto lower left. With the Sergrafia blindstamp en recto lower left.
Impression 98 out of the edition of 300.
Unframed.  Custom framing is available with little delay before delivery at discounted cost.
Excellent condition.
Sheet Size:
27 in. (w) ×20.5 in. (h)

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