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Drawing - The Uninvited Guest
  • The Uninvited Guest
    Wain, Louis William, born 1860 - died 1939
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The Uninvited Guest

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1920 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    India ink and watercolour

  • Museum number:

    E.22-1962

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Drawing showing a tabby cat, with black and yellow stripes, watching a mouse about to take a lump of sugar. The cat is sitting behind a vase.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

ca.1920 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

India ink and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

'Louis Wain'
Signed

Inscribed on the back of the mount in another hand with title

Dimensions

Height: 31.1 cm, Width: 22.2 cm

Descriptive line

'The Uninvited Guest'. Drawing by Louis Wain for an illustration or a design for a picture postcard, showing a tabby cat watching a mouse about to take a lump of sugar. Produced for Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., ca.1920.

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

India ink; Watercolour

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Mouse; Vase; Cat

Categories

Drawings; Illustration

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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