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The Holiday Train

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1900-1910 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Indian ink, watercolour and gouache, varnished on toned paper

  • Museum number:

    E.32-1962

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A design for a book cover, showing cats and kittens catching a train to the seaside.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

ca.1900-1910 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Indian ink, watercolour and gouache, varnished on toned paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Louis Wain'
Signed

'Painting Book by Louis Wain'
Lettered with title etc. and

Dimensions

Height: 34.6 cm, Width: 43.5 cm

Descriptive line

'The Holiday Train'. Design for a book cover, showing cats and kittens catching a train to the seaside. Drawing by Louis Wain, produced for Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., ca.1900-1910.

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

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

Materials

Gouache; Watercolour; Indian ink; Toned paper

Techniques

Drawing; Varnishing

Subjects depicted

Cats; Kittens; Train

Categories

Drawings; Illustration

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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