Monday, 9 January 2017

Louis Wain – part 4

Louis William Wain (1860 – 1939) was an English artist best known for his illustrations of anthropomorphised large-eyed cats and kittens. His illustrations showed cats playing musical instruments, serving tea, playing cards, fishing, smoking, and enjoying a night at the opera. Wain was a prolific artist, sometimes producing as many as several hundred drawings a year.

For more biographical notes, and for earlier works, see parts 1 - 3 also.

This is part 4 of 10 – part series on the works of Louis Wain:


1905 An Excellent Idea!

1905 French set title; Chats drolatiques
"Gulliver et Lilliput" ( Gulliver's Travels )
postcard by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1905 French set title; Chats drolatiques
"A la cuisinè" ( Cinderella )
postcard by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1905 French set title; Chats drolatiques
" La belle au bois dormant" ( Sleeping Beauty )
postcard by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1905 French set title; Chats drolatiques
" Promenade en Automobile"
postcard by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1905 French set title; Chats drolatiques
"L'embuscade" ( Al Baba and the Forty Thieves )
postcard by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1905 French set title; Chats drolatiques
"La chat botté" ( Puss in Boots )
postcard by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1905 French set title; Chats drolatiques
"Le déjeuner de Minet" ( Little Jack Horner )
postcard by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1905 French set title; Chats drolatiques
"Le gôuter de Melle Mistigri" ( Little Miss Muffet )
postcard by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1905 French set title; Chats drolatiques
"Présentation" ( My Friend Mr. Fox )
postcard by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1905 French set title; Chats drolatiques
"Un accident de vitesse" ( Jack and Jill )
postcard by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1905 French set title; Chats drolatiques
"Un professeur de gynastique" ( Jack and the Beanstalk )
postcard by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1905 French set title; Chats drolatiques
"Une vive émotion" ( The Babes in the Woods )
postcard by Raphael Tuck

1905 Louis Wain's Annual
published by P.S. King & Son, London

1905 Set title; Humourous Comic Cats
"An Amateur Reciter"
postcard by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1905 Set title; Humourous Comic Cats
"I will have a new hat!"
postcard by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1905 Set title; Humourous Comic Cats
"Sister Mary Jane's Top-note"
postcard by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1905 Set title; Humourous Comic Cats
"The Novel Reader"
postcard by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1905 Set title; Humourous Comic Cats
"Wallflowers"
postcard by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1905 Set title; Humourous Comic Cats 
"Wallflowers" 
postcard by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1905c Mixed Pickles 'bottled' by Louis Wain
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1905c Mixed Pickles 'bottled' by Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1905c Mixed Pickles 'bottled' by Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1905c Mixed Pickles 'bottled' by Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1905c Mixed Pickles 'bottled' by Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1906 At the Play.
"Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1906 At the Play. An Exciting Moment.
"Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1906 Fun at the Zoo
published by Collins Clear Type Press

1906 Louis Wain's Annual
published by John F Shaw & Co. Ltd, London

1906 Louis Wain's Summer Book

1906c Playtime in Pussyland - Louis Wain
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1906c Playtime in Pussyland - Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1906c Playtime in Pussyland - Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1906c Playtime in Pussyland - Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1906c Playtime in Pussyland - Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1907 "Dogs-up-to-Date"
fold-out calendar for 1908
published by Raphael Tuck

1907 "From Catland"
fold-out calendar for 1908
published by Raphael Tuck

1907 At the Cat Show (Series 1)
Consolation Prize
"Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck

1907 At the Cat Show (Series 1)
First Prize
"Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck

1907 At the Cat Show (Series 1)
Highly Commended
 "Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck

1907 At the Cat Show (Series 1)
Not Competing
 "Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck

1907 At the Cat Show (Series 1)
Second Prize
 "Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck

1907 At the Cat Show (Series 1)
Third Prize
 "Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck

1907 At the Cat Show (Series 2)
Consolation Prize
"Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck

1907 At the Cat Show (Series 2)
First Prize
"Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck

1907 At the Cat Show (Series 2)
Highly Commended
"Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck

1907 At the Cat Show (Series 2)
Not Competing
"Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck

1907 At the Cat Show (Series 2)
Second Prize
"Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck

1907 At the Cat Show (Series 2)
Third Prize
"Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck

1907 Diabolo "A young Beginner"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1907 Diabolo "Even Baby Plays It"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1907 Diabolo "It Hit Me in the Eye!"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1907 Diabolo "Not as easy as it looks"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1907 Diabolo "The Stick Trick"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard


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