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

Product code: LW Env.
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


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"


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


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'.


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