Louis Wain CATS WEDDING Antique Rare Print
A wonderful scene; typical Louis Wain with his signature to the bottom of the printed [age. It shows a wedding party leaving the church en-route to the wedding breakfast. The bride in her veil and carrying her bouquet; a bridesmaid with her flowers; and the groom looks like the cat that got the cream! The cats expressions themselves tell the story. This is a particularly nice example of early Louis Wain work, which is quiet rare and highly collectable.
Info: Louis Wain was an English artist born Clerkenwell, London in1860. He was best known for his drawings (which often featured large-eyed cats and kittens) of anthropomorphised animals. He was a freelance artist and worked throughout the 1880's and beyond for various publications and newspapers including the Illustrated London News, The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, The Sketch, etc. He illustrated many childrens books etc. He was associated with the National Cat Club. He died in Napsbury Hospital St Albans on 4 July 1939.
Provenance: The Sketch (magazine) - Publisher: The Illustrated London News and Sketch Ltd; London 1895. A British illustrated newspaper/magazine, which focused on the theatre, high society and aristocracy, art, sport and leisure A Journal of Art and Actuality. It ran between 1893 and 1959. It was renowned for its engravings, lithographs and high photographic content.
Suitable for framing. From the date stated and not a later reproduction. This is a page from a victorian periodical and therefore is printed on both sides. The page measures overall approximately 350 x 245 mm (14 x 9.5"inches ). There are good borders to the page. There is a crease to top border and a very small tear repaired on the reverse. It is printed on both sides. There is some age yellowing and handling marks around the edges - please check the larger picture for condition. Watermarks on the listing image do not appear on the original page. This item will be packaged in a tube and sent RM Small Parcels.
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