Monday, 16 January 2017

Louis Wain – part 7

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 - 6 also.

This is part 7 of 10 – part series on the works of Louis Wain:



1915c Leap Frog
pen, ink and watercolour

1916 Louis Wain's Little Soldiers
published by Hutchinson & Co., London
39 coloured illustrations

1916 Merry Times with Louis Wain
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London

1916 Merry Times with Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London

1916 Merry Times with Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London

1916 Merry Times with Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London

1916 Merry Times with Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London

1916 Merry Times with Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London

1916 Merry Times with Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London

1916 The Cat Scouts by Jessie Pope
published by Blackie & Son Ltd., London

1916 The Cat Scouts by Jessie Pope 
published by Blackie & Son Ltd., London

1916 The Cat Scouts by Jessie Pope 
published by Blackie & Son Ltd., London

1916 World War 1 postcards:


But "Things like this you know must be, after a famous victory"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

Christmas Greetings  "A Prisoner of War"
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

Birthday Greetings "At last!" (We Shell)
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

Birthday Greetings. I'm All Right, Are You?
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

Cheer Up! You can still post me for a halfpenny!
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

Have YOU done your bit? If not - why not?
Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard

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1917 Cats at Play
published by Blackie & Son

1917 Cats at Play 
published by Blackie & Son

1917 Cats at Play 
published by Blackie & Son

1917 Cats at Play 
published by Blackie & Son

1917 Cats at Play 
published by Blackie & Son

1917 Cinderella and other Fairy Tales by Louis Wain

1919-22c "The Mascot Cat" Ceramic Cat
designed by Louis Wain
made in Czechoslovakia

1919c With Louis Wain in Pussyland
die-cut card covers Father Tuck's Hurrah Series

1919c With Louis Wain in Pussyland die-cut page
"We are seven"

1920 Such Fun
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., London

1920 Such Fun 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., London

1920 Such Fun 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., London

1920 Such Fun 
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., London

1920 Tinker, Tailor illustrated by Louis Wain
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London

1920 Tinker, Tailor "The Clever Tinker"

1920 Tinker, Tailor "The Collision"

1920 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor
illustrated by Louis Wain
1920 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor

1920 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor

1920 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor
"Presenting Arms"

1920 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor
"The Busy Tailor"

1920 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor
"First in the Fight"

1920 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor

1920c Music in Pussytown - Louis Wain
published by Raphael Tuck

1920c Music in Pussytown - Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck

1920c Music in Pussytown - Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck

1920c Music in Pussytown - Louis Wain 
published by Raphael Tuck

1921 Louis Wain's Annual
published by Hutchinson & Co Ltd, London

1924c "The Beginning of Wisdom"
jigsaw puzzle published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1925 Fidgety Phil and Other Tales
Father Tuck's "Little Pets" Series
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1925 Fidgety Phil and Other Tales
Father Tuck's "Little Pets" Series
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1925 Fidgety Phil and Other Tales
Father Tuck's "Little Pets" Series
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1925 Fidgety Phil and Other Tales
Father Tuck's "Little Pets" Series
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1925 Somebody's Pussies by Louis Wain
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons

1926 I'll tell you a Tale
Father Tuck's "Furry Mascot" Series
published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, London