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  • Maker:

    Furniss, Harry

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  • Location:

    In Store

  • Harry Furniss, son of an English engineer, was born in Wexford, Ireland, and worked as an artist. He moved to England in 1876 and worked highly successfully for the Illustrated London News. He began contributing to Punch in 1880 and in 1884 he joined its staff, illustrating (for example) the 'Essence of Parliament' as well as supplying articles, jokes, illustrations and dramatic criticism. He left Punch in 1894 when it sold the copyright of one of his drawings to Pears Soap for advertising and started his own cartoon magazine, Like Joka. When it failed he moved to the USA and worked in the film industry with Thomas Edison. In 1914 Furniss helped pioneer the animated cartoon film.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    H 114 mm; W 148 mm (paper)

  • Materials

    paper; ink

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    permanent collection


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