1904 LOUIS WAIN Antique Print CATS The Debutante

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Original antique print by Louis Wain dated 1904 from The Sketch an Edwardian magazine. A typical Louis Wain cat scene.

Antique Print LOUIS WAIN The Debutante CATS 1904


An original full page from an Edwardian magazine:


Artist/Illustrator: Louis Wain
Title: The Debutante
Print Surface: Paper - printed on both sides.
Dimensions Printed Area: 125x180mm (5x7ins).
Dimensions: Page overall 245x350mm (9.5x14"ins.).
Date of Publication/Production: 1904
Provenance: The Sketch magazine; Publisher: The Illustrated London News and The Sketch Ltd. London 1904.

An older cat wearing glasses grooming the younger cat. The printed area is within unrelated text.
Louis Wain was an English artist born Clerkenwell, London in 1860. 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.

On the reverse page are two scenes from "Pagliacci" at the Savoy Theatre with Mr Gilbert Hare; Charles Warner; Mrs Brown-Potter - and others

The Sketch was 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, images, and high photographic content.


From the date stated and not a later reproduction. This is a page from an Edwardian periodical and therefore is printed on both sides. The page measures overall approximately 350x245mm (14 x 9.5"ins.) approx. The printed area is within unrelated text. There is some age yellowing around the edges; the borders are titled, dated and numbered - please check the larger picture for condition. This item will be packaged in a tube and sent RM Small Parcels.

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Product Code LWF
Weight 0.11kg