Louis Wain Album of Original Hand Drawn Illustrations and Paintings

Louis Wain

Verlag: Louis Wain, 1896
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Here is a wonderful original collection of drawings and paintings from the family of Louis Wain. This album dates to 1896 and the very earliest part Louis Wain's career. This Louis Wain family collection of original drawings comprises of a wonderful collection of 18 original watercolours, drawings and sketches, many accompanied by verses from the family and close associates of Louis Wain. Also included is a most beautiful large original pencil illustration by LOUIS WAIN of a cat. PLEASE REQUEST FURTHER IMAGES O VIEW THIS ALBUM OF ORIGINAL ART WORK THOROUGHLY. Further illustrations include an original watercolour of faires by Louis Wain' sister, Felice Wain. A truly spectacular collection from the Louis Wain family. 1896. A quality collection of original hand illustrations and verse from perhaps the most famous illustrator of this period. ORIGINAL DRAWINGS ILLUSTRATIONS HAND DRAWN ORIGINAL LOUIS WAIN CAT and 18 watercolours, illustrations, drawings, sketches, water colour fairies including his sister Felice Wain. Authenticated by London auction house Bloomsbury Auctions and also accompanied by a full insurance certificate to the value of £15,000. Approx Size of album: 185 x 235 mm. Original 1800s embossed cloth album with rubbing to extremities, though overall excellent condition and superb quality contents. A world class investment. All serious enquires considered. Louis Wain (5 August 1860 - 4 July 1939) was an English artist best known for his drawings, which consistently featured anthropomorphised large-eyed cats and kittens. In his later years he suffered from schizophrenia, which, according to some psychologists, can be seen in his works. H. G. Wells said of him, "He has made the cat his own. He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look and live like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves." Louis Wain original work is now highly collectible. Here we we have a superb collection with 100% original authenticity. In 1886, Louis Wain's first drawing of anthropomorphised cats was published in the Christmas issue of the Illustrated London News, titled A Kittens' Christmas Party. Louis Wain's illustrations showed cats playing musical instruments, serving tea, playing cards, fishing, smoking, and enjoying a night at the opera. Such anthropomorphic portrayals of animals were very popular in Victorian England, and were often found in prints, on greeting cards and in satirical illustrations such as those of John Tenniel. Louis Wain was involved with several animal charities, including the Governing Council of Our Dumb Friends League, the Society for the Protection of Cats, and the Anti-Vivisection Society. Louis Wain travelled to New York in 1907, where he drew some comic strips, such as Cats About Town and Grimalkin, for Hearst newspapers. His work was widely admired, although his critical attitude toward the city made him the subject of sniping in the press. Without question one of the greatest artist who ever lived, here is a wonderful selection of original Louis Wain illustrations from himself and his family. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Titel: Louis Wain Album of Original Hand Drawn ...
Verlag: Louis Wain
Erscheinungsdatum: 1896
Auflage: Signed.

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