LOUIS WAIN Antique Print BABOON and The CROCODILE The Missing Link

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Original antique print by Louis Wain dated 1893 from The Sketch a Victorian magazine. A cartoon showing the antics between a baboon and a crocodile.

Victorian Print by LOUIS WAIN Antics of a Baboon and Crocodile


An original full page from a Victorian magazine:


Artist/Illustrator: Louis Wain
Title: How The Missing Link Weighed In
Print Surface: Paper - printed on both sides.
Dimensions: 350x245mm (14x9.5"ins.) overall.
Date of Publication/Production: 1893
Provenance: The Sketch magazine; Publisher: The Illustrated London News and The Sketch Ltd. London 1893.

A full page from an issue of "The Sketch" magazine showing sequential sketches by Louis Wain with funny "comic strip" style notes about the antics of a baboon and a crocodile. The page is dated. 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 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 is a drawing by Dudley Hardy titled The Light Side of Nature - Literature and shows a Gaiety style girl.

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 a Victorian periodical and therefore is printed on both sides. Suitable for framing. 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/F
Weight 0.31kg