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If I Might I Would See In Your Eyes the True Forgetmenot Mantling Your Cheeks the Pale Blush of the Wild Rose and Sealing the Luscious Pertness of Your Lips

Louis Wain (1860-1939)


Signed and inscribed with title

Pen and ink on tinted paper

7 x 6 inches

Louis Wain 1860-1939, York City Art Gallery, 26 July - 7 September 1986; 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Chris Beetles Ltd, 5 - 21 July 1989, No 50; 'Louis Wain & The Cat Show', September 2018

The full inscription is as follows:
if i might i would see in your eyes the true forgetmenot mantling your cheeks the pale blush of the wild rose and sealing the luscious pertness of your lips the crimson tinge of the wild ragged robin and burning from afar, worship at your shrine. for what is beauty but the brightest of nature's flowers godsent to chasten the weary walks of life. louis wain

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