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Wain Collection

"Wain: A Whimsical World of Cats and Christmas Delights" Step into the enchanting world of Louis Wain, where cats come alive in vibrant colors and playful scenes

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

Such Luck! Black Cat by Louis Wain. 1930

Background imageWain Collection: Peter the Cat by Louis Wain

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

Background imageWain Collection: Louis Wain cat

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

Background imageWain 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 imageWain Collection: Twins by Louis Wain

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

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

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

Background imageWain Collection: Dorset Hay Wain

Dorset Hay Wain
A farmer leading a horse-drawn hay cart (or hay wain) in a country lane in Dorset, England. Date: early 1940s

Background imageWain 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 imageWain Collection: The Iron Foundry, Burmeister & Wain, 1885, by Peder Severin

The Iron Foundry, Burmeister & Wain, 1885, by Peder Severin
Peder Severin Kroyer (1851-1909). Danish painter. The Iron Foundry, Burmeister & Wain, 1885. National Museum of Art. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageWain Collection: Louis Wain - Turkish Bath

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

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

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

Background imageWain Collection: Louis Wain - flute player and mouse

Louis Wain - flute player and mouse. circa 1900s

Background imageWain 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 imageWain 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 imageWain Collection: Christmas Crackers 1907

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

Background imageWain 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 imageWain 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 imageWain Collection: Three Little Kittens Are Washing Their Mittens

Three Little Kittens Are Washing Their Mittens. Artist: Louis Wain. Traditional nursery rhyme Date: circa 1905

Background imageWain Collection: Disturbed - the Brown Owl by Louis Wain

Disturbed - the Brown Owl by Louis Wain
Study of brown owls by Louis Wain

Background imageWain Collection: Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots -- walking along a country lane. 19th century

Background imageWain Collection: Three Little Kittens

Three Little Kittens
The Three Little Kittens are washing their mittens. 19th century

Background imageWain Collection: Puss at the Play - Tragedy and Comedy

Puss at the Play - Tragedy and Comedy
A group of cats in a box at the theatre. Wains rendering of cats in human situations and poses gained him widespread popularity around the turn of the 20th century

Background imageWain Collection: Cat as a Judge / Wain

Cat as a Judge / Wain
A cat dressed as a judge

Background imageWain Collection: Black Cat Night Prowl by Louis Wain

Black Cat Night Prowl by Louis Wain Date: 1914

Background imageWain Collection: Louis Wain, Daddy Cat - trumpeter

Louis Wain, Daddy Cat - trumpeter. circa 1910s

Background imageWain Collection: Louis Wain, Daddy Cat - playing the piano

Louis Wain, Daddy Cat - playing the piano. circa 1910s

Background imageWain Collection: Anthropomorphic Humour

Anthropomorphic Humour
The Cats Academy series. The Cats at home at mealtime. Artist: Louis Wain Date: 1903

Background imageWain Collection: Louis Wain Postcard - Diabolo

Louis Wain Postcard - Diabolo
A cat playing with a wooden Diabolo toy gets hit in the eye! Date: 1907

Background imageWain Collection: Our Cats: a domestic history by Louis Wain

Our Cats: a domestic history by Louis Wain
A study of domestic cats, including visit to a cat show by Louis Wain. Date: 1884

Background imageWain Collection: Pussys nightmare by Louis Wain

Pussys nightmare by Louis Wain
Part of a series of sketches by Louis Wain showing an innocent-looking cat with a collar, eventually catching a mouse with its claws

Background imageWain Collection: Two cats by Louis Wain on a romantic postcard

Two cats by Louis Wain on a romantic postcard -- He loves me! He loves me not! He loves me! Date: circa 1900s

Background imageWain Collection: Dressing doll. Dick Whittington

Dressing doll. Dick Whittington
Dick Whittington. Cut-out postcard enabling children to cut out the garments & fit them on the body of the nursery rhyme character. Date: 1921

Background imageWain Collection: A new dog-fancy: the Basset Hounds by Louis Wain

A new dog-fancy: the Basset Hounds by Louis Wain
Engraving by Louis Wain showing four naughty basset hounds teasing two scared black and white cats. A fifth basset hound enters the room looking coy but unrepentant with a whip in its mouth

Background imageWain Collection: Highland Scottish cat playing the bagpipes by Louis Wain

Highland Scottish cat playing the bagpipes by Louis Wain Date: 1903

Background imageWain Collection: Dancing Night Cats by Louis Wain

Dancing Night Cats by Louis Wain Date: 1914

Background imageWain Collection: Willy Lotts Cottage - Flatford, East Bergholt, Suffolk

Willy Lotts Cottage - Flatford, East Bergholt, Suffolk. The cottage features in John Constables painting, The Hay Wain. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageWain Collection: Louis Wain Postcard - The Student

Louis Wain Postcard - The Student
A feline student heading off to a lecture at Uni-purrr-city. Date: 1908

Background imageWain Collection: Wheelbarrow Race

Wheelbarrow Race. Artist: Louis Wain. A group of cats enjoy this popular pastime in the garden Date: 1904

Background imageWain Collection: Louis Wains house at Westgate-on-Sea, Kent

Louis Wains house at Westgate-on-Sea, Kent - Mr Louis Wain at Home. 1897

Background imageWain Collection: Louis Wain, famous cat artist

Louis Wain, famous cat artist
Mr Louis Wain at Home - famous cat artist. 1897

Background imageWain Collection: The Cats Half Holiday by Louis Wain

The Cats Half Holiday by Louis Wain




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"Wain: A Whimsical World of Cats and Christmas Delights" Step into the enchanting world of Louis Wain, where cats come alive in vibrant colors and playful scenes. From "A Cat's Christmas Dance" to "Mrs Tabitha's Cat Academy, " Wain's artwork captures the joy and mischief that feline friends bring during the holiday season. In "Peter the Cat, " we meet a mischievous yet lovable character who embarks on adventures that will warm your heart. And who can forget about the iconic Louis Wain cat, with its mesmerizing eyes and whimsical expressions? "A Happy Pair" showcases two furry companions sharing a tender moment, reminding us of the beauty found in friendship. Meanwhile, "Cats in a dog cart" takes us on an amusing ride as our feline friends challenge societal norms. Join Wain for "A Christmas Catastrophe, " where his imaginative illustrations depict hilarious mishaps amidst festive celebrations. The Tabby Toboggan Club invites you to witness cats gracefully gliding down snowy slopes, proving their agility knows no bounds. In "Twins, " Wain captures double trouble as two adorable kittens explore their surroundings with curiosity and charm. And when it comes to love, even cats find their soulmates – as seen in "The Bride and Groom. " Woven throughout these delightful artworks are glimpses of cats enjoying parties on Christmas cards or playfully washing their faces – all brought to life by L. Wain's artistic genius. So immerse yourself in this captivating world where cats reign supreme, bringing laughter, warmth, and endless entertainment into our lives. Let Louis Wain whisk you away into a realm where imagination meets reality through his extraordinary portrayal of our beloved feline companions.