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Richard Doyle

Richard Doyle, Victorian illustrator and cartoonist
Richard “Dickie” Doyle was a Victorian illustrator and cartoonist, known for his work as a fairy story illustrator and as a cartoonist for Punch, the seminal British humor magazine, for which he designed the masthead.

Doyles fantasy illustrations, done in ink and watercolor, were colorful and often richly textural. They were innocently charmingly with an occasional touch of darker themes.

Examples of Doyle’s work on the web are somewhat scattered and inconsistent in size, but there are enough good images to make a search worthwhile. I’ve listed several resources below.

Richard Doyle was the uncle of Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.