After Louis Wain (British, 1860–1939).
The Good Puss and The Naughty Puss
1898. Two colour
lithographs, text including date and title in upper and lower margins, 46.4 x
70.7cm (approx. each). Slight foxing and crinkles. Framed.
Text includes (1) Presented with Father Christmas, 1898. Printed by Orford Smith Ltd, St Albans. From a painting by Louis Wain; (2) Penny Illustrated Paper, Xmas number, 1898.
In one image a map of “Cattyland” is illustrated, with fictional locality names such as “Persian Shire, Puss Puss Shire, Manx Island” and “Cattery Island.” Rare, unusually large pair of lithographs. Ref Item #CL198-154
Louis William Wain was an English artist best known for his drawings, which consistently featured anthropomorphized large-eyed cats and kittens. In his later years he may have suffered from schizophrenia (although this claim is disputed among specialists), which, according to some psychiatrists, can be seen in his works,
and He was once the most popular commercial illustrator in the history of England.
Price (AUD): $2950