1893 Louis Wain ANTIQUE PRINT Cat and Mouse RARE Original Page

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Original antique print by Louis Wain dated 1893 from a Victorian magazine. It shows a large eyed cat watching a clockwork mouse.

LOUIS WAIN Cat and Mouse 1893 Rare Antique Print

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An original full page from a weekly Victorian magazine

Artist/Illustrator: Louis Wain
Title: An Introduction in Miniature
Print Method: Lithograph
Print Surface: Paper - printed on both sides.
Dimensions: 350x245mm (14x9.5"ins.) overall.
Date of Publication/Production: 1893
Provenance: The Sketch magazine; Publisher: The Illustrated London News and The Sketch Ltd. London 1893.

This is an original from the date stated and not a later reproduction. A rare Louis Wain cat print with his signature to the bottom of the printed page. It shows a large eyed cat concentrating on (what looks like) a clockwork mouse. miel

Info: Louis Wain was an English artist born in Clerkenwell, London, in 1860. He was best known for his drawings (which often featured large-eyed cats and kittens) of anthropomorphised animals. Louis was a freelance artist and worked throughout the 1880s. His works included illustrations of country houses, agricultural shows and the cat and dog shows of the day. He worked for various publications and newspapers; The Illustrated London News, The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, The Sketch, etc. By the 1890s, his wonderful cat pictures had become enormously popular, which is when he started illustrating many children's books, including the Louis Wain Annual, which ran from 1901 to 1915 and along with his sketches and postcards, they are now highly collectable. He was associated with the National Cat Club. He died in Napsbury Hospital St Albans on 4 July 1939. reive

There is a Dudley Hardy sketch on the reverse.

The Sketch was a British 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 engravings, lithographs, and high photographic content.



From the date stated and not a later reproduction. This is a page from a Victorian periodical and therefore is printed on both sides. The page measures overall approximately 350x245mm (14 x 9.5"ins.) approx. There is some age yellowing around the edges; the borders are titled, dated and numbered - please check the larger picture for condition. The watermark does not appear on the actual print. This item will be packaged in a tube and sent RM Small Parcels.

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Product Code SOLD
Weight 0.15kg