Louis Wain Print CATS Singing Christmas Carols with Orchestra
The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News
Artist/Illustrator: Louis Wain.
Title: Christmas Carols.
Print Method: Lithograph.
Print Surface: Paper - printed on both sides.
Dimensions: 390 x 265 mm (15.25 x 10.25 ") overall.
Provenance: The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News; Published London 1897.
A wonderful snowy Christmas scene; typical Louis Wain with his signature to the bottom of the printed page. It shows a group of cats; Carol singers on the rooftops accompanied by a Jazz ensemble of cats perched precariously on snowy chimney pots. The musical conductor leads the group standing on a ice capped chimney stack. The cats expressions themselves tell the story. This is a particularly good example of early Louis Wain work, which is quiet rare and highly collectable. reive
The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News was British weekly magazine founded in 1874. There were numerous similar publications in Britain at the time, including The Illustrated London News which shared its address and some illustrators with the magazine.
From the date stated and not a later reproduction. This is a page from a periodical and therefore is printed on both sides. The page measures overall approximately 390 x 265 mm (15.25 x 10.25 "). There is some age yellowing/spotting and handling marks with a small tear which has been repaired on the reverse only affecting border - please check the larger picture for condition. This item will be packaged in a tube to be sent RM Small Parcels.
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