- Full Description
For more than forty years Linley Sambourne was a draftsman for the premiere English satire magazine Punch. He rose to ‘First Cartoonist’ in his final decade, a significant contributor to late Victorian and Edwardian political satire. He also illustrated Kingsley's Water Babies and Friends and Foes from Fairyland. A hundred years on, the distinguished scholar Leonee Ormond has written an illuminating biography, using Sambourne’s own copious records preserved in his house in Kensington, London—now a museum. Includes three nude photographs of his well-known models.
He also did special commissions, such as the cover for this book, which is just one-half of a lovely, complex image, The Diploma for the International Fisheries Exhibitions, 1883-84. It's amazing, the detail, animals and figures worked into this complex piece. There are several more like it inside.
Here's the story of success in illustration in England, how Sambourne was a natural humorist, a teller of comic tales, a lively and cheerful companion. Something of a bon vivant, he became a frequent guest of the rich and successful, but his origins were very different. He rose in the world through a blend of talent and hard work.
He is remembered for his imaginative and stylized cartoons, often reproduced as illustrations to studies of social and political mores of his time. But today he is best known because of the remarkable preservation of his home, at 18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington...now a museum, Lindley Sambourne House--a unique record of his time.
- Additional Information
Item Code LINSA Publisher Paul Holberton Publish Date 2010 ISBN 9781907372032 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 7x9 # Pages 312pg Color Text/b&w