Portrait of Louis Wain
Portrait of Louis Wain taken from an advertisement for Phosferine, a tonic medicine, featuring Louis Wain, the famous cat artist. Wain testifies that the tonic, ...is a good pick-me-up, improves one's appetite and possesses very striking invigorating properties'. Wain was able to turn his hand to drawing a wide variety of animals prior to the fame he achieved with his feline creations. Sadly his growing obsession with cats turned to insanity and he died penniless in a mental asylum in 1939.
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IBN BUTLAN, Abu-l Hasan al-Mujtar (c. 1001 - 1066)
IBN BUTLAN, Abu-l Hasan al-Mujtar (c. 1001 - 1066). Nestorian Christian physician and philosopher of Baghdad. Folio 83r. Illustration about the quince, which revives and restores the appetite. Codex C-67 of Granada with fragment of medieval handbook on health and wellness based on the treaty Taqwin al-sihha (Tables of Health) of 11th century by Ibn Butlan. Codex Granatensis: Tacuinum Sanitatis. 1400. Gothic art. Miniature Painting. SPAIN. ANDALUSIA. Granada. Granada University Library
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