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Hospital Cat

Louis Wain (1860-1939)


Price
£3,500

Signed
Signed and dated 'Nov 3. 1914'

Medium
Pencil

Dimensions
9 ¾ x 8 inches

Exhibited
'Louis Wain & The Cat Show', Chris Beetles Gallery, London, September 2022

'In 1914 my aunt Agnes Wotherspoon Baird was a nursing sister at St Bartholemews Hospital where Louis Wain was being treated. He asked my aunt what kind of cat should he draw for her. She being very busy said "Oh draw me a saucy cat." This is the result- drawn in his hospital bed on a piece of ordinary paper. My aunt kept it throughout her lifetime and it came to me when she died in 1974.' Kathleen E Bland


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