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Antiques, Collectors' Items & Clocks

September 20th

The Long Street Salerooms
Sherborne
DT9 3BS

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Wednesday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday from 8.30am

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Mad Looking Moggies at Auction

A painting and collection of postcards by cat loving artist Louis Wain are in the Charterhouse auction of collectors’ items on Friday 20th September in Sherborne.

“It is difficult not to smile at Louis Wain pictures.” Commented Richard Bromell. “His style has never been recreated by any other artist successfully and today his drawings, books, postcards and other illustrations are collected worldwide. Such is the continued interest in Louis Wain that Benedict Cumberbatch will be staring as Louis Wain in a film which is currently in production.”

Louis Wain, born in 1860, is known for his drawings of anthropomorphised large eyed cats and kittens. He started drawing cats when he adopted a stray cat which he named Peter.

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