Publisher description for Linley Sambourne : illustrator and Punch cartoonist / by Leonee Ormond.


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When Linley Sambourne died in 1910, a host of obituaries paid tribute to his long career as a cartoonist and his contribution to late Victorian and Edwardian political satire. For more than forty years he had been a draughtsman for the comic magazine Punch, rising to the position of 'First Cartoonist' in his final decade. To his many friends Sambourne was a natural humorist, a teller of comic tales, a lively and cheerful companion. He was a frequent guest of the rich and successful, but his origins were very different. Sambourne 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 the social and political mores of his time.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Sambourne, Linley, -- 1844-1910.
Punch (London, England)
Cartoonists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Illustrators -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Caricatures and cartoons -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Sambourne, Linley -- swd