Elaborate 4-panel panorama of Catland, each panel showing the interior of a different room in the cats' house with Wains humanized cats and furniture illustrated with chromolithographs, complete with all 14 paper figures.
DAYS IN CATLAND: FATHER TUCK'S PANORAMA
There are 14 fabulous color cat cut-outs by Wain showing this family of cats playing, eating, cooking, fighting etc.; throughout the panels, there are 14 numbered slots into which the reader inserts the corresponding figure to complete the scene. Not in Necker. Known as "The Edwardian Cat Artist That Went Mad," Wain was once "the most famous cat artist on earth" (Haining). His work in conceiving an entire Catland inspired the creators of Felix the Cat and even Mickey Mouse. This panorama takes the viewer deep into Wain's imagined world of charismatic cats.
Read more: Haining, Cat Compendium: The Worlds of Louis Wain; Haining, Movable Books: An Illustrated History, 86-7 has others in the series.
London: Raphael Tuck, [circa 1900]. 10.5'' x 12'' (each panel: opens to 4x that size). 4-panel panorama with 14 paper figures. Illustrated by Wain with bright chromolithographs. Small repair on blank part of rear cover; 2 figures strengthened on versos.
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