Lot 227: Attributed to Louis Wain (1860-1939). 'Where the good cats go to', circa 1900, well-executed pen and ink drawing with numerous cats, playing, hunting and fighting in a large yard, several ink-lettered signs within the picture, titled to lower margin, drawn on an old album leaf, 135 x 165mm (5.25 x 6.5ins), now detached but still loosely contained within the original album, now with largely blank and detached leaves, pen and ink and watercolour drawing by the album's owner Winifred M.M. Dowding to first leaf verso and a handwritten notice from her pasted to front free endpaper, 'Notice: The owner of this book invites contributions in the shape of works of art only. With the profoundest respect she declines the admission of written verses, texts, and others of the like. To the clever artists to whom she cannot acknowledge them personally she extends her warmest thanks for their extreme kindness. This book must be returned to Miss W.M.M. Dowding, 117 Cambridge Road, Seven Kings, Essex', original padded morocco, a few splits, oblong 8vo (1)
Dominic Winter's Fine Art & Antiques Auction July 2015
Thursday, 16th July 2015
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