Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Louis Wain – part 8


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 - 7 also.

This is part 8 of 10 – part series on the works of Louis Wain:


1928 "Loads of Good Luck" calendar for 1929
cloth material with glass eyes

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascot Series 1 "The Book Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascot Series 1 "The Gentleman's Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascot Series 1 "The Lady's Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascot Series 1 "The Merry Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascot Series 1 "The Skipping Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascot Series 1 "The Twin Mascots"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascots Series 1 "The Contented Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascots Series 1 "The Dancer's Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascots Series 1 "The Dandy's Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascots Series 1 "The Dreamland Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascots Series 2 "The Doctor's Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascots Series 2 "The Huntsman's Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascots Series 2 "The Lucky Day Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascots Series 2 "The Play-Time Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascots Series 2 "The Talker's Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascots Series 2 "The Visitor's Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascots Series 3 "Runner's Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascots Series 3 "The Garden Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascots Series 3 "The Meal-Time Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascots Series 3 "The Writer's Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascots Series 4 "The Knut's Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascots Series 4 "The Society Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascots Series 4 "The Unlucky Day Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930 Set title; Louis Wain Mascots Series 4 "The Witty Mascot"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

1930c Green Eyes
crayon 22.9 x 19 cm

1932c My Wallpaper
gouache 22.2 x 19 cm 

1934 Louis Wain's Great Big Midget Book
published by Dean & Son Ltd., London

1935c "The Laughing Cat"
Ceramic designed by Louis Wain for Wilkinson's Royal Staffordshire Pottery, UK

1938 Set title; Mikado "Flowers of Japan"
"Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck

1938 Set title; Mikado "Great Expectations"
"Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck

1938 Set title; Mikado "Jappy and Happy"
"Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck

1938 Set title; Mikado "The Introduction"
"Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck

1938 Set title; Mikado "The Play's the thing"
"Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck

1938 Set title; Mikado "We won't go home till morning"
"Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck

A Catastrophe

A Consultation
postcard

An Extra Tasty Glass "Don't give me away"

A Fishy Story
postcard

A Frolic in Fairyland
board puzzle game

A Kiss for my Valentine
postcard

A Warm Christmas
"Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck

Brown Tabby Persian
postcard

Cat

Cat

Cat

Cat

Cat

Cat and Kitten

Cat and Roses

Cat at Work with Glasses
ink and watercolour 13 x 18 cm

Cat Fishing

Cat Life by Louis Wain
published by Raphael Tuck

Cat Life by Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck

Cat Life "Bowled!" by Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck


Cat Life "The Football Match" by Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck

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