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Louis Collection

Louis is a name that resonates with artistry and creativity, as seen in the whimsical works Wain

Background imageLouis Collection: Joe Louis, 1936

Joe Louis, 1936
Photographic portrait of Joe Louis (1914-1981), the American heavyweight boxer, pictured in 1936. Louis was one of the finest ever boxers

Background imageLouis Collection: Advertising card for Thoms Castile Soap of Manchester

Advertising card for Thoms Castile Soap of Manchester
Advertising card by Louis Wain for the Gold Medal-winning Thoms Castile Soap - the Best in the World - manufactured by David Thom & Co. Ltd. of Pendleton, Manchester

Background imageLouis Collection: A Happy Pair by Louis Wain

A Happy Pair by Louis Wain
A feline bride and groom stand proudly having just got hitched

Background imageLouis 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 imageLouis Collection: Mrs Tabithas Cat Academy Louis Wain

Mrs Tabithas Cat Academy Louis Wain
Humorous illustration by Louis Wain (1860-1939) showing a feline teacher instructing her kitten pupils

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

Such Luck! Black Cat by Louis Wain. 1930

Background imageLouis Collection: The Grenadier Guards (Colour-Sergeant & Sergeant-Major), 1901. Creator: Gregory & Co

The Grenadier Guards (Colour-Sergeant & Sergeant-Major), 1901. Creator: Gregory & Co
The Grenadier Guards (Colour-Sergeant & Sergeant-Major), 1901. The Grenadier Guard, an infantry regiment of the British Army were deployed to South Africa

Background imageLouis Collection: Marie Adelaide of Savoy, 1685-1712

Marie Adelaide of Savoy, 1685-1712
Marie Adelaide of Savoy, wife of Louis, Dauphin of France, Duke of Burgundy, 1685-1712. Marie Adelaide de Savoie, Duchesse de Bourgogne, Dauphine de France

Background imageLouis Collection: Peter the Cat by Louis Wain

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

Background imageLouis Collection: Louis Wain cat

Louis Wain cat
Let me think now. Artist: Louis Wain Date: 1904

Background imageLouis 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 imageLouis Collection: Twins by Louis Wain

Twins by Louis Wain
A proud feline mother holds her two naughty twin kittens

Background imageLouis 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 imageLouis 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 imageLouis Collection: Monkey puzzle tree, Araucaria araucana. Endangered

Monkey puzzle tree, Araucaria araucana. Endangered
Monkey puzzle tree, Araucaria araucana (Araucaria imbricata). Endangered. Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

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

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

Background imageLouis Collection: Household Cavalry-Captain, 2nd Life Guards, 1900. Creator: Gregory & Co

Household Cavalry-Captain, 2nd Life Guards, 1900. Creator: Gregory & Co
Household Cavalry-Captain, 2nd Life Guards, 1900. 2nd Regiment of Life Guards was renamed 2nd Life Guards in 1877 and contributed to the Household Cavalry Composite Regiment in the Second Boer War

Background imageLouis Collection: Advert for Louis Vuitton luggage, 1935, Paris

Advert for Louis Vuitton luggage, 1935, Paris Date: 1935

Background imageLouis 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 imageLouis Collection: Advert for Louis Sherry French chocolate and Bon Bons, 1928

Advert for Louis Sherry French chocolate and Bon Bons, 1928 Date: 1928

Background imageLouis Collection: Seychelles stilt palm, Verschaffeltia splendida

Seychelles stilt palm, Verschaffeltia splendida. Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageLouis Collection: Advert for Louis Vuitton travelling accessories and trunks

Advert for Louis Vuitton travelling accessories and trunks and Itylus dressmaker, London, 1926 Date: 1926

Background imageLouis Collection: Banana tree, Musa paradisiaca

Banana tree, Musa paradisiaca (Musa vittata). Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageLouis Collection: Louis Wain - Turkish Bath

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

Background imageLouis Collection: Battenberg family, 1906

Battenberg family, 1906
Prince Louis of Battenberg, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven with his wife, Princess Victoria of Hesse, their four children, their son-in-law and two grandchildren

Background imageLouis Collection: Dewey Defeats Truman Newspaper

Dewey Defeats Truman Newspaper
St. Louis, MIssouri: November, 1948. President Harry Truman holds up a copy of the Chicago Daily Tribune declaring his defeat to Thomas Dewey in the presidential election

Background imageLouis Collection: St. Louis Christian cathedral in Jackson Square

St. Louis Christian cathedral in Jackson Square, French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America, North America

Background imageLouis Collection: Daphne or mezereon, Daphne mezereum

Daphne or mezereon, Daphne mezereum. Handcoloured stipple engraving by Troll after an illustration by Pierre-Joseph Redoute from Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceaus Traite des Arbres et Arbustes, Paris

Background imageLouis Collection: General Map of British South Africa, 1900. Creator: Unknown

General Map of British South Africa, 1900. Creator: Unknown
General Map of British South Africa, 1900. From " South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. I", by Louis Creswicke. [T. C. & E. C. Jack, Edinburgh, 1900]

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

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

Background imageLouis Collection: Louis Wain - flute player and mouse

Louis Wain - flute player and mouse. circa 1900s

Background imageLouis 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 imageLouis Collection: Peche du Cachalot. Aquatint by Ambroise Louis Garneray and Frederic Martens, 1835

Peche du Cachalot. Aquatint by Ambroise Louis Garneray and Frederic Martens, 1835
WHALING, 1835. Peche du Cachalot. Aquatint by Ambroise Louis Garneray and Frederic Martens, 1835

Background imageLouis Collection: French Republican Calendar for 1794 (Year III). Napoleon abolished this calendar

French Republican Calendar for 1794 (Year III). Napoleon abolished this calendar with effect from l January 1806. Design by Louis Philibert Bebucourt (1755-1832), French painter and printmaker

Background imageLouis Collection: The Spirit of St Louis

The Spirit of St Louis
Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St Louis, sets off from New York on his solo flight across the Atlantic

Background imageLouis 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 imageLouis Collection: Stained glass window of St. Louis holding the crown of thorns, St

Stained glass window of St. Louis holding the crown of thorns, St. Louis church, Vittel, Vosges, France, Europe

Background imageLouis Collection: LEJEUNE, Louis-Fran篩s, baron (1775-1848). Visiting

LEJEUNE, Louis-Fran篩s, baron (1775-1848). Visiting
LEJEUNE, Louis-Fran篩 s, baron (1775-1848). Visiting a Bivouac on the Eve of the Battle of Austerlitz, 1st December 1805, 1808. Oil on canvas. FRANCE. Ό E-DE-FRANCE. YVELINES. Versailles

Background imageLouis Collection: Battenberg children

Battenberg children
The four children of Prince Louis of Battenberg, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven and Princess Victoria of Hesse. Clockwise from left: Princess Louise, later Lady Louise Mountbatten (1889-1965)

Background imageLouis Collection: St. Louis Worlds Fair - Festival Hall and Cascades

St. Louis Worlds Fair - Festival Hall and Cascades
St. Louis Worlds Fair (Louisiana Purchase Exposition), St. Louis, Missouri, USA - Festival Hall and Cascades Date: 1904

Background imageLouis Collection: CHILDREN OF PARADISE, 1945. French poster for the film Les Enfants du Paradis

CHILDREN OF PARADISE, 1945. French poster for the film Les Enfants du Paradis ( Children of Paradise ), 1945, directed by Marcel Carn

Background imageLouis 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 imageLouis Collection: Portraits of Victorian royalty, politicians and entertainers

Portraits of Victorian royalty, politicians and entertainers
In Vanity Fair -- portraits of Victorian royalty, politicians, entertainers and others, on a stage and below. Top row, left to right: Lord Salisbury and William Gladstone (on canvas)

Background imageLouis Collection: GARNERAY, Louis (1783-1857). Naval Battle of Navarino

GARNERAY, Louis (1783-1857). Naval Battle of Navarino. ca. 1827. Greek War of Independence (1821-1832). Battle of Navarino, October 20th, 1827. Victory of the British and French fleet on the ottoman

Background imageLouis Collection: Suffragette Votes for Women Christmas Card

Suffragette Votes for Women Christmas Card. Tabby cat with a feather in its hat, ribbon badge and satchel, holds a Vote for Women scroll

Background imageLouis Collection: BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS. Defeat of the British Army by American troops under Major

BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS. Defeat of the British Army by American troops under Major General Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans, 8 January 1815, during the War of 1812

Background imageLouis Collection: STEVENSON, Robert Louis (1850-1894). Reproduction

STEVENSON, Robert Louis (1850-1894). Reproduction of a picture of Stevenson taken in 1885

Background imageLouis Collection: BRAILLE, Louis (1809-1852)

BRAILLE, Louis (1809-1852). French pedagogue and inventor, creator of the writing system for the blind. Braille alphabet. Photography




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Louis is a name that resonates with artistry and creativity, as seen in the whimsical works Wain. From his famous piece "A Cats Christmas Dance" to the enchanting "Mrs Tabithas Cat Academy, " Louis Wain's illustrations capture the essence of feline grace and charm. One cannot help but be captivated by Peter the Cat, brought to life through Louis Wain's brushstrokes. With every stroke, he immortalizes these furry creatures in vibrant colors and intricate details. The world fell in love with the iconic Louis Wain cat, a symbol of joy and playfulness. Through his artwork, Wain showcases their mischievous nature while also celebrating their unique personalities. In "A Happy Pair, " we witness two cats frolicking together, reminding us of the beauty found in companionship. And who could resist smiling at the sight of cats riding in a dog cart? It is quintessential Louis Wain - unexpected yet delightful. Even during Christmas time, Louis Wain never fails to bring laughter with his masterpiece "Louis Wain - A Christmas catastrophe. " His ability to infuse humor into his art is truly remarkable. Beyond his artistic endeavors featuring cats, there are other facets to explore within this captivating name. In an advert for Louis Vuitton luggage from 1935 Paris, we see how even luxury brands recognized the allure associated with this name, not limited to portraying animals; he also ventured into landscapes such as The Tabby Toboggan Club or Twins. These pieces showcase his versatility as an artist beyond just capturing our beloved feline friends. As we delve deeper into exploring all things related to Louis, we encounter fascinating plants like Seychelles stilt palm (Verschaffeltia splendida) and endangered species like Monkey puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana). This demonstrates that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to this name.