1904 LOUIS WAIN Antique Print THOUGHTFUL CAT Edwardian Highly Collectible

Product code: LW Env
Original antique print by Louis Wain dated 1904 from The Sketch an Edwardian magazine.

LOUIS WAIN Antique Print CAT


An original full page from a Edwardian magazine:


Artist/Illustrator: Louis Wain
Title: What The Cat Thought of The Dog Next Door
Print Surface: Paper - printed on both sides.
Dimensions: 350x245mm (14x9.5"ins.) overall.
Date of Publication/Production: 1904.
Provenance: The Sketch magazine; Publisher: The Illustrated London News and The Sketch Ltd. London 1904.

A typical Louis Wain cat pose; a look of disdain aimed at the dog next door! c.keenlyside.

Info: 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 reive 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.  miel

There is an article on the reverse relating to the theatres, music hall etc., along with a photograph entitled 'Mr J. M. Barrie Whose New Play Peter Pan Will Be Produced at The Duke of York's Shortly'.

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. date.



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. 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 LW Env
Weight 0.245kg