Louis William Wain 1860-1939. British School early 20th.Century red crayon drawing. Portrait of a scowling cat. 11.8 by 15.8 cms. Provenance: From the collection of comedian Michael Bentine 1922-1996.
Wain was an English artist best known for his drawings, which consistently featured anthropomorphised large-eyed cats and kittens. Later in life, he was confined to mental asylums and struggled with mental illness.