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Drawing - Afternoon at Home
  • Afternoon at Home
    Wain, Louis William, born 1860 - died 1939
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Afternoon at Home

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1st quarter 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wain, Louis William, born 1860 - died 1939 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Indian ink, watercolour and gouache

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 162

Physical description

A drawing showing a cat tea-party in an interior.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1st quarter 20th century (made)


Wain, Louis William, born 1860 - died 1939 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Indian ink, watercolour and gouache

Marks and inscriptions

'Louis Wain'
Signed twice (once partly obliterated)

'afternoon at Home Card'
Inscribed in pencil

Dated within the publisher's stamp on the back


Height: 25.4 cm, Width: 18.7 cm

Descriptive line

'Afternoon at Home'. A design for a picture postcard, showing a cat tea-party. Drawing by Louis Wain, produced for Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1962. London: HMSO, 1964.


Gouache; Watercolour; Indian ink



Subjects depicted

Tea; Cats


Drawings; Illustration


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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