Louis Wain Collectibles

LOUIS WAIN

Portrait of Louis Wain

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A wide range of genuine antique engravings, maps, prints, lithographs and books.

After very many years in the Trade, I am now retired and the
 
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LOUIS WILLIAM WAIN
Born in London 5th August 1860 - Died 4th July 1939.
Wain's mother was French, his father, English. Until 1879, Wain studied to be a musician.
After studying and teaching art he was employed by the Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News in 1882
and by
The Illustrated London News from 1886.

His first drawing of CATS in various humorous disguises was in 1883.
In 1907 he went to the USA where he joined the
New York American for a time. It seems that his Mother wrote any of the stories that accompanied his illustrations; To quote from Louis Wain's Summer Book of 1909 - "Dedicated to my Mother, who is responsible for most of the Stories and Verse in this Book".

Louis WAIN also contributed to the ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, of which these are but a couple of examples - just click the text to view the images.
A CATS PARTY - 1890 - 11x15.5 inches
OUT FOR AN AIRING - 1893 - 11x15.5 inches

His contributions to the ILLUSTRATED SPORTING AND DRAMATIC NEWS were not so prolific, but we are showing some of them below. The ISDN is fairly scarce. Prints from this source are only available occasionally.
'DISTURBED' - THE BROWN OWL - 1892

'WARE HARE !' -1892
(This print depicts GREYHOUNDS, an unusual subject for Louis Wain)
THE LITTLE NIPPER - 1898

THE ANGLER'S CLUB - WEIGHING IN - 1898
CHRISTMAS PREPARATIONS - 1899
THE HOLIDAY SEASON - LEFT BEHIND ! - 1899
THE GARDENER'S REVENGE - 1899
A BREACH OF PROMISE CASE - 1899
THE WELSSHER - 1899


One of the main collections of his work is in the
Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Further Louis Wain information and images can also be seen at these Wain related sites :-
Catland
    Cat Collector Corner    Outsider Art - Louis Wain Visit and shop at www.WainCats.com  

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SOME GIFT IDEAS FROM JULIE

FOR THE HARD TO BUY FOR, perhaps a map or print of somewhere important in their lives. For example, where they were born, got married, went on honeymoon etc.
A general search should find that, I do have a wide selection of topographical views and historical maps. America's, UK, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, The World, Etc.
Or do a search for their last name, you will be surprised what you might discover.

This of course applies to anniversaries, graduations, births etc. For example some friends of mine are soon to celebrate their Silver Wedding Anniversary, so I am having the SILVER BIRCH FLOWER FAIRY matted & framed for them.

Or for the little person in your life, the Cicely M. Barker Flower Fairy Alphabet makes a wonderful keepsake if you buy the letters to spell their name.
For instance, t
he letters below spell M A R Y !

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