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Louis William Wain
KALEIDOSCOPE CAT, CA.1930S.
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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Louis William Wain
KALEIDOSCOPE CAT, CA.1930S.
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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Louis William Wain
KALEIDOSCOPE CAT, CA.1930S.
Gouache watercolor. Original design of a crazed feline, created when he was at Napsbury Hospital near St. Albans in Hertfordshire. Measures 7-1/4 x 5 inches.
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Provenance

Christie’s South Kensington, January 1997, via Chris Beetles.

Catalogue Note

Louis Wain (1860–1939) was an English illustrator best known internationally for his depiction of anthropomorphic cats and kittens. Wain’s later style of “kaleidoscope” cats, as opposed to his earlier cutesy anthropomorphized cats, is due to his mental malady, and created during his final years in an asylum, a result of his experimentation in drawing patterns of cats. He still kept on producing conventional cat pictures up to the end of his life.

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