The Great Abduction Case
A wonderful full page from The Sketch from an illustration drawn by Louis Wain. A typical Louis Wain sketch showing a courtroom scene with poodles presiding and officiating.
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 other side is a full page engraving, a comical sketch drawn by Rene Bull entitled "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree". A funny cartoon showing two men playing a prank on an older lady.
René Bull 1872-1942 was an artist and illustrator. Born in Dublin, he had a French mother and an English father.
Provenance: From 1893 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.
This is a page from a periodical and therefore is printed on both sides. The page measures overall approximately 350 x 245 mm (13.75 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 unless otherwise requested.
Our use of the term "an original print/engraving" is a pictorial image made in a manner which allows it to be multiplied, and originating from the date stated. This includes examples of various methods of printmaking including engravings/woodcuts, etchings, lithograph, chromolithographs, photogravures etc. Many prints would have been originally bound in a book or magazines at some time, as was this one.
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