6th November 2013
Richard “Dickie” Doyle (1824-83) was a prolific Victorian illustrator. Doyle famously illustrated many children books. Doyle illustrated works for Charles Dickens, William Makepeace Thackeray and he also illustrated The King of the Golden River (published 1851), for John Ruskin, William Morris’s close friend and inspiration.
Doyle was a close friend of PreRaphaelite painters William Holman Hunt, JE Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti and was a popular society figure who was known to be very amusing company. Doyle produced very many satirical cartoons for Punch Magazine.
R. Doyle, Hyghest Court of Law in ye Kingdom. Ye Lords hearing Appeals.
From Manners and Customs of ye Englysche, 1849