Friday, February 10, 2012

Louis Wain's visit to Tring in 1895

The Gallery at Walter Rothschild's Museum

Louis Wain, the artist renown for his drawing of cats, visited Tring in 1895 and wrote a long article in The Windsor Magazine entitled The Hon. Walter Rothschild's Pets: A Visit to Tring Museum, It starts with a short description to the town, ending up at the museum, a detailed description of the exhibits, and information on the "zoo" of wild animals kept by Walter Rothschild at Tring Park.

The article includes over 20 illustrations, most of which are drawings by Louis Wain,
Sumatran Rhinocerous
The Museum is now part of the Natural History Museum and the two galleries described in the article are still there - together with many of the exhibits.

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