Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Louis Wain – part 5

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 - 4 also.

This is part 5 of 10 – part series on the works of Louis Wain:



1907 Louis Wain's Annual
published by Bemrose & Sons Ltd, London

1907 Louis Wain's Annual 
published by Bemrose & Sons Ltd, London

1907 Set title; Taking the Waters
"A Sermon on Sulphur"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1907 Set title; Taking the Waters
"Be brave dear, it's all for your good!"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1907 Set title; Taking the Waters
"Down it!"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1907 Set title; Taking the Waters
"Here's Health!"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1907 Set title; Taking the Waters
"Theyll take the smell away Sir!"
 Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1907 Set title; Taking the Waters
"You'll like it better as you go on dear!"
 Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard


1908 "Merry Motorists" calendar for 1909
published by Raphael Tuck

1909 Cat's Cradle book cover (UK)

1908 Cat’s Cradle
published by Dodge Publishing Co., New York

1908 Cat’s Cradle 
published by Dodge Publishing Co., New York

1908 Cat’s Cradle 
published by Dodge Publishing Co., New York

1908 Louis Wain's Annual
published by Bemrose & Sons Ltd, London

1909 Fairyland Picture-Building by Louis Wain
"A Feast in Fairyland"
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1909 Fairyland Picture-Building by Louis Wain
"A Frolic in Fairyland"
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1909 Fairyland Picture-Building by Louis Wain
"Fun in Fairyland"
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1909 Fairyland Picture-Building by Louis Wain
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1909 Set title; Dogs we meet
"A Dandy"
Oilette postcard by Raphael Tuck

1909 Set title; Dogs we meet
"A Gay Bachelor"
Oilette postcard by Raphael Tuck

1909 Set title; Dogs we meet
"A heavy Sportsman"
Oilette postcard by Raphael Tuck

1909 Set title; Dogs we meet
"A Scotch Laddie"
Oilette postcard by Raphael Tuck

1909 Set title; Dogs we meet
"Bill Sykes"
Oilette postcard by Raphael Tuck

1909 Set title; Dogs we meet
"The Latest"
Oilette postcard by Raphael Tuck

1909 To Nursery Land with Louis Wain
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London

1909 To Nursery Land with Louis Wain
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
Title page

1909 To Nursery Land with Louis Wain
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London

1909 To Nursery Land with Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London

1909 To Nursery Land with Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London

1909 To Nursery Land with Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London

1909 To Nursery Land with Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London

1909 To Nursery Land with Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London

1909 To Nursery Land with Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London

1909 To Nursery Land with Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London

1909 To Nursery Land with Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London

1909-10 Louis Wain's Annual
published by George Allen & Sons, London

1910 Louis Wain's Annual
published by George Allen & Sons, London

1910 Louis Wain's Annual  
published by George Allen & Sons, London

1910 Louis Wain's Dog Mascot Postcard Painting Book
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1910 Louis Wain's Dog Mascot Postcard Painting Book 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1910 Merry Motorists Painting Book by Louis Wain
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1910 Mother Goose In Catland
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1910 Mother Goose In Catland 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1910 Mother Goose In Catland 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1910 Mother Goose In Catland 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1910 Mother Goose In Catland 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1910 Three Little Kittens Painting Book
published by Raphael Tuck and Sons Ltd., London

1910 Three Little Kittens Painting Book 
published by Raphael Tuck and Sons Ltd., London

1910 Three Little Kittens Painting Book 
published by Raphael Tuck and Sons Ltd., London

1910 Three Little Kittens Painting Book 
published by Raphael Tuck and Sons Ltd., London

1910 Three Little Kittens Painting Book 
published by Raphael Tuck and Sons Ltd., London

1910 Two Cats at Large by Louis Wain
published by George Routledge & Sons Ltd., London

1910 Two Cats at Large by Louis Wain 
published by George Routledge & Sons Ltd., London

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