Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Before Cat Memes, There Were Louis Wain's Controversial Cat Illustrations

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Some of today's cat lovers flood the internet with anthromorphized felines. But Victorian-era Englanders also found representations of the pets to obsess over - namely, the cats drawn by prolific illustrator Louis Wain, whose cartoonish animals populated the era's magazines, children's books, and postcards.

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