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Harry Furniss (1854-1925), Caricaturist

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 13 portraits
Artist associated with 435 portraits
Born in Wexford, Ireland. He worked as an artist in Ireland but in 1876 he moved to England and found work with the Illustrated London News. Over the next eight years, he developed a reputation as an outstanding draughtsman. In 1884, he became a staff member at Punch, and for the next ten years he illustrated the 'Essence of Parliament'. Furniss's work became extremely popular with the public and he toured the country giving lectures on subjects such as The Frightfulness of Humour and Humours of Parliament. He illustrated many books including those by Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray.

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Harry Furniss

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, published in The Graphic 20 April 1889
NPG 2386


Harry Furniss

by Edmund Joseph Sullivan, after Alexander Bassano
pen and ink, 1891
NPG 2900


Harry Furniss

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1880s
NPG x132799


Harry Furniss

by Elliott & Fry
bromide cabinet card, 1889-1890
NPG x15476


Harry Furniss

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1889-1890
NPG x15477


Harry Furniss

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published April 1890
NPG Ax9125


Harry Furniss

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published April 1890
NPG x9126


Harry Furniss

by Alexander Bassano
gelatin print, before 1892
NPG Ax38744


Harry Furniss

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1891
NPG D104


Harry Furniss

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published April 1890
NPG Ax38325


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