1893 RARE Louis Wain GOVERNMENT VETO BILL Hippo Rhino Polar Bear Elephant DRUNK Animals

Product code: LW Env.
£20.00
A highly collectable 1893 Louis Wain print titled The Local Veto Bill - A Possible Result. Suitable for framing.

This listing is for an original full page from an issue of a magazine

THE SKETCH

Dated 1893 and entitled:
The Local Veto Bill - A Possible Result
A wonderful and typical example of Louis Wain's eccentric art, it consists of a series of three animal character sketches with each subtitled as follows:

"Government having by law deprived the people of their liquor, the animals swarm to the country"

"And consume all the stock remainders"

"Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay"

The animals rebel and are then seen outside the White Hart pub drinking from barrels of brandy, whisky, rum, ale, beer and stout - the last sketch shows them all a little drunk!

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 a Louis Wain signature on the front of the engraving. It is in good condition.

Info. - Born in London on 5 August 1860 Louis Wain was an English artist best known for his drawings, which consistently featured large-eyed cats and kittens. He died in Napsbury Hospital St Albans on 4 July 1939. - - - National Cat Club - - - Drawings of anthropomorphised animals

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On the reverse is a humorous (I think it's meant to be anyway) sketch, by what looks to be E. Shute - a scene at 'Pump Farm'.
 

CONDITION/DIMENSIONS

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 possibly with some spotting - please check the larger picture for condition. Anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested.

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Condition Used
Product Code LW Env.
Weight 0.3kg