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"Cats: From Christmas Dances to Barrel Making, a Whimsical Journey" Step into the enchanting world through the artistic masterpieces of Louis Wain

Background imageCats Collection: A Cats Christmas Dance by Louis Wain

A Cats Christmas Dance by Louis Wain
A large group of cats enjoying a Christmas dance. Wain was able to turn his hand to drawing a wide variety of animals prior to the fame he achieved with his feline creations

Background imageCats Collection: Such Luck! Black Cat by Louis Wain

Such Luck! Black Cat by Louis Wain. 1930

Background imageCats Collection: Darby and Joan (colour litho)

Darby and Joan (colour litho)
971755 Darby and Joan (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Darby and Joan, a proverbial phrase for a married couple content to share a quiet life of)

Background imageCats Collection: A Four Year Old with a Cat and a Fish, 1647 (oil on canvas)

A Four Year Old with a Cat and a Fish, 1647 (oil on canvas)
7300633 A Four Year Old with a Cat and a Fish, 1647 (oil on canvas) by Cuyp, Jacob Gerritsz (1594-1651); 108x80 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCats Collection: Peter the Cat by Louis Wain

Peter the Cat by Louis Wain
Peter the Cat - Mr Louis Wain at Home. 1897

Background imageCats Collection: Cats in a dog cart - Louis Wain

Cats in a dog cart - Louis Wain
Expect Us. A group of cats go for a spin in a cart pulled by two slightly disgruntled dogs! A fun postcard design by Louis Wain, the master of the anthromophisation of cats. Date: 1905

Background imageCats Collection: Mark Twain / Holding Cat

Mark Twain / Holding Cat
Mark Twain is very fond of pets, especially kittens

Background imageCats Collection: A Studio in Montparnasse, c1926, (1935). Creator: CRW Nevinson

A Studio in Montparnasse, c1926, (1935). Creator: CRW Nevinson
A Studio in Montparnasse, c1926, (1935). Nude model and cat by a tall window with a view of Paris rooftops. Painting in the Tate Gallery, London. From " Modern Masterpieces", Part 2

Background imageCats Collection: Louis Wain - A Christmas catastrophe

Louis Wain - A Christmas catastrophe : please, sir, the rat entree has escaped and eaten the turkey, cats eating and drinking Date: circa 1906

Background imageCats Collection: Coopers at work making wooden barrels

Coopers at work making wooden barrels
Four coopers hard at work in their workshop making traditional wooden barrels. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageCats Collection: Snowballing by Louis Wain

Snowballing by Louis Wain
Group of cats having fun and snowballing in the snow. Wain was able to turn his hand to drawing a wide variety of animals prior to the fame he achieved with his feline creations

Background imageCats Collection: The Tabby Toboggan Club / Louis Wain

The Tabby Toboggan Club / Louis Wain
A huge number of tabby cats go mad sledging in the winter snow

Background imageCats Collection: Louis Wain, Daddy Cat - front cover

Louis Wain, Daddy Cat - front cover. circa 1910s

Background imageCats Collection: African Lioness - close up of female

African Lioness - close up of female (Panthera leo)

Background imageCats Collection: Kitten in a Maltesers cardboard box

Kitten in a Maltesers cardboard box
A sweet little black and white kitten pokes its head out from a Mars Maltesers cardboard box

Background imageCats Collection: L Wain. This is the way we wash our face

L Wain. This is the way we wash our face
This is the Way We Wash Our Face. Artist: Louis Wain. A group of cats washing their faces Date: 1904

Background imageCats Collection: CAT PIANO

CAT PIANO
Variations on a catatonic scale : the keys are linked to the cats tails, and when depressed the resulting miaows create a concatenation of feline counterpoint

Background imageCats Collection: Teasing the Cat, 1888. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Teasing the Cat, 1888. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Teasing the Cat, 1888

Background imageCats Collection: My Wifes Lovers

My Wifes Lovers. Private Collection

Background imageCats Collection: Louis Wain - Turkish Bath

Louis Wain - Turkish Bath
Louis Wain - two cats in a Turkish Bath. circa 1900s

Background imageCats Collection: Dubonnet advertisement

Dubonnet advertisement
Advertisement for Dubonnet with a red-haired lady grinning at a black cat. Date: c.1895

Background imageCats Collection: Leopard (Panthera pardus) black panther melanistic phase, adult, resting on log, captive

Leopard (Panthera pardus) black panther melanistic phase, adult, resting on log, captive

Background imageCats Collection: La paresse (Laziness), 1896. Creator: Felix Vallotton

La paresse (Laziness), 1896. Creator: Felix Vallotton
La paresse (Laziness), 1896

Background imageCats Collection: Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, 1845. Creator: George Caleb Bingham

Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, 1845. Creator: George Caleb Bingham
Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, 1845

Background imageCats Collection: The Bride and Groom. Artist: Wain, Louis (1860-1939)

The Bride and Groom. Artist: Wain, Louis (1860-1939)
The Bride and Groom. Private Collection

Background imageCats Collection: Louis Wain, Daddy Cat - with two kittens

Louis Wain, Daddy Cat - with two kittens. circa 1910s

Background imageCats Collection: Louis Wain - flute player and mouse

Louis Wain - flute player and mouse. circa 1900s

Background imageCats Collection: Cats enjoying a party on a Christmas card

Cats enjoying a party on a Christmas card
A family of cats enjoying a party on a Christmas card, by Louis Wain. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageCats Collection: A Man Loaded with Mischief, or Matrimony, c. 1766 (colour etching)

A Man Loaded with Mischief, or Matrimony, c. 1766 (colour etching)
XCF290992 A Man Loaded with Mischief, or Matrimony, c.1766 (colour etching) by English School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: subtitled A Monkey, A Magpie and Wife)

Background imageCats Collection: Piercing Eyes

Piercing Eyes
A portrait of a Caracal also known as Rooikat. Captured in Etosha National Park while on a photographic safaroi with www.southcapeimages.com. Mario Moreno

Background imageCats Collection: The Approach by Louis Wain

The Approach by Louis Wain
Humorous colour illustration by Louis Wain, the famous cat artist, showing a group of appropriately attired cats on a golf course

Background imageCats Collection: Birthday Greetings postcard - A family of Cats at home

Birthday Greetings postcard - A family of Cats at home, sitting and playing around the fire. Date: circa 1922

Background imageCats Collection: Two kittens with a drumkit

Two kittens with a drumkit
Unusual Friends - two kittens with a drumkit. 1950s

Background imageCats Collection: Gibbs Happy Families - Master Tooth

Gibbs Happy Families - Master Tooth the Dentists son. 20th century

Background imageCats Collection: Suffragette Vote For Shes

Suffragette Vote For Shes. An aggressive looking cat holds a sign reading, Vote For Shes, in its paw. Captioned, the suffragette Down with the Tom Cats. Date: circa 1907

Background imageCats Collection: Boy in a tree with cat and owl, by Muriel Dawson

Boy in a tree with cat and owl, by Muriel Dawson
A little boy sitting in a tree with a black cat and an owl, by Muriel Dawson. Date: 1920s

Background imageCats Collection: Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx)

Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx)

Background imageCats Collection: Christmas Crackers 1907

Christmas Crackers 1907
Tom Smith Christmas crackers Louis Wains Cats 1907 Date: 1907

Background imageCats Collection: Owl & the Pussycat

Owl & the Pussycat
The Owl and the Pussycat: Wake up, aren t you even a bit scared of me, Owl? Date: 1960s

Background imageCats Collection: BLACK CAT

BLACK CAT
CHAMPION BLACK CAT This large, fluffy cat lies comfortably. Owned by Captain St Barbe. Date: 1935

Background imageCats Collection: Possession is nine points of the law by Louis Wain

Possession is nine points of the law by Louis Wain
Illustration by Louis Wain showing a cat occupying a cast-off saucepan or cooking pot during snowy weather. A selection of birds, including a magpie and a blue tit bemusedly face the cat

Background imageCats Collection: Enraged Musician / Hogarth

Enraged Musician / Hogarth
THE ENRAGED MUSICIAN A ballad singer, a screeching parrot, a piper, a drummer, a barking dog, a knife grinder, fighting cats and other noises disturb his violin practice

Background imageCats Collection: Feline Bell-Ringers 1875

Feline Bell-Ringers 1875
These five cats have been taught - entirely by kindness - to ring bells in sequence, though whether they themselves enjoy the sound they make is open to question

Background imageCats Collection: Sleeping Lions / F. Lewis

Sleeping Lions / F. Lewis
A sleeping lion and lioness. (panthera leo)

Background imageCats Collection: Tortoiseshell Persians

Tortoiseshell Persians
Two Persian cats, one tortoiseshell and one tortoiseshell-and-white, sit together. Date: 1903

Background imageCats Collection: Sphynx Cat at the London Pet Show

Sphynx Cat at the London Pet Show
Billy Bones the Sphynx Cat from Moscow at the London Pet Show 2012

Background imageCats Collection: A Cat and Dog Life by George Studdy

A Cat and Dog Life by George Studdy
Bonzo finds that sharing life with the household cat bears out the old phrase - a cat-and-dog life. Bonzo, the cartoon canine creation of artist George Studdy in The Sketch

Background imageCats Collection: Clouded Leopard

Clouded Leopard
A clouded leopard on a tree. (neofelis nebulosa)




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"Cats: From Christmas Dances to Barrel Making, a Whimsical Journey" Step into the enchanting world through the artistic masterpieces of Louis Wain. In "A Cats Christmas Dance, " Wain captures their playful spirit as they prance and twirl amidst holiday festivities. Meanwhile, in "Peter the Cat, " he portrays a mischievous feline with an irresistible charm. But cats aren't just dancers; they are also skilled workers. Witness them in action alongside Coopers making wooden barrels, showcasing their dexterity and adaptability. And in "A Studio in Montparnasse, " we find ourselves transported to 1926 Paris, where cats lounge gracefully amidst bohemian creativity. In one extraordinary piece titled "Cats in a Dog Cart, " Wain challenges conventional norms by playfully reversing roles. These whimsical creatures remind us that life is full of surprises and unexpected delights. Yet even these graceful beings can encounter mishaps, as depicted humorously in "Louis Wain - A Christmas Catastrophe. " This comical artwork reminds us not to take ourselves too seriously during the festive season. Wain's artistry extends beyond mere amusement; it delves into nature's wonders. With his masterpiece "Snowballing, " he captures the joyous essence frolicking amid winter landscapes—a sight that warms our hearts on cold days. Venturing further into wildlife territory, we encounter an African Lioness captured up close—an awe-inspiring portrait highlighting her strength and beauty. It serves as a reminder that domesticated felines share ancestry with these majestic creatures. The Tabby Toboggan Club takes us on an adventurous journey down snowy slopes—cats embracing winter sports with gusto. Their fearless spirits inspire us to embrace new experiences fearlessly. Even literary giants like Mark Twain couldn't resist the allure of feline companionship, as seen in his endearing portrayal while holding a cat.