The print is entitled:
How Gorilla Gave Pride the Sack
Another bizarre tale from the Master of strange, Louis Wain (famous for his cats in later years). This one deals with a Gorilla a brown Bear and an Ostrich in a series of captioned sketches - the captions too lengthy to type out, but telling, as usual, an anthropomorhic story with a moral to it.
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.
Provenance: From 18XX issue of The Sketch - The Sketch was a weekly magazine which focused on high society, royalty, theatre, aristocracy, sport etc. It was started by Clement Shorter and William Ingram in 1893, and published by the Illustrated London News Company.
The page measures overall approximately 320 x 250 mm (12.5 x 9.75 " ). It is printed on both sides. There is some age yellowing with a little spotting - please check the larger picture for condition. This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested.
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