LOUIS WAIN Victorian Artist HIPPO CARTOON
It shows sketches drawn by Louis Wain with funny handwritten caption style notes about the antics of a baby hippopotamus and its experiences when meeting a "primitive" man and an ostrich. It is a typical fun Louis Wain scene, well known for his cat pictures, but often used other animals, particularly in the early years of his career. There is the Louis Wain signature on the front of the engraving. This print is suitable for framing.
There is an unrelated print on the reverse drawn by Dudley Hardy titled In Pledge showing a gaiety style lady in what looks like a cloakroom with the assistant behind a counter.
Provenance: The Sketch (magazine) - Publisher: The Illustrated London News and Sketch Ltd; London 1893. Info: Louis Wain was an English artist best known for his drawings (which often featured large-eyed cats and kittens) of anthropomorphised animals. He was associated with the National Cat Club. He died in Napsbury Hospital St Albans on 4 July 1939. His work is highly sought after and very collectable.
The Sketch was an illustrated newspaper/magazine, which focused on the theatre, high society and aristocracy, art, sport and leisure A Journal of Art and Actuality. It ran between 1893 and 1959. It was renowned for its high photo content; in earlier issues, etchings, engravings etc
The watermark does not appear on the original item. This print is from the date stated and not a later reproduction. This is a page from a periodical and therefore is printed on both sides. The page measures overall approximately 350 x 245 mm (14 x 9.5"inches ). There is some age yellowing around the edges - please check the larger picture for condition. This item will be packaged in a tube.
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