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Harry Furniss

(1854-1925), Caricaturist

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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Sir Henry Irving, by Harry Furniss - NPG 6251(28)

Sir Henry Irving

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, circa 1870-1871
NPG 6251(28)

John Lothrop Motley, by Harry Furniss - NPG 6251(42)

John Lothrop Motley

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink
NPG 6251(42)

John Arthur Roebuck, by Harry Furniss - NPG 6251(51)

John Arthur Roebuck

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink
NPG 6251(51)

Sir Horace Edmund Avory, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3415

Sir Horace Edmund Avory

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3415

Sir Robert Stawell Ball, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3417

Sir Robert Stawell Ball

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3417

George Pleydell Bancroft, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3418

George Pleydell Bancroft

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3418

Frederick Barnard, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3419

Frederick Barnard

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3419

Barnett Isaacs Barnato, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3431

Barnett Isaacs Barnato

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3431

J.M. Barrie, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3420

J.M. Barrie

by Harry Furniss
ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3420

Sir (Dunbar) Plunket Barton, 1st Bt, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3421

Sir (Dunbar) Plunket Barton, 1st Bt

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3421

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