1893 LOUIS WAIN Antique Print Engraving GIRAFFE AND MONKEY

Product code: LW Env.
A page from The Sketch Magazine dated 1893; on one side Louis Wain print and on the other a Dudley Hardy print.

An original full page print from:

The Sketch
A magazine dated 1893.

It shows a series of mad Louis Wain sketches telling the bizarre story of a monkey telling a secret to a Giraffe and how the secret was given away and the monkey became a palm reader and so on……….very strange.
Louis Wain 1860-1939 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.

On the reverse is a full page sketch by Dudley Hardy, entitled “Catch ‘em alive, o!” – The Widow’s Veil.
Dudley Hardy (b.Sheffield Yorkshire 1867 – d. London 1922), was an English painter and illustrator. Along with his friend George Haité he was a founder member of the London Sketch Club.


The page measures overall 350 x 245 (13.75 x 9.5 inches) approx. It is printed on both sides. It is in good condition with a little fading around the edges of borders not affecting the printed area. It is suitable for framing.

Condition Used
Product Code LW Env.
Weight 0.3kg