E. Gilbert Dalziel (1853-1930), Wood-engraver, artist and editor; son of Edward Dalziel
Sitter in 6 portraits
The Brothers Dalziel remained a dominant force in the industry until mounting debts and the rise of photomechanical processes for reproduction forced the wood-engraving business to close in 1893. However, Edward Dalziel's sons, in particular, ensured the family business continued for at least a second generation. Gilbert Dalziel worked on the family's comic papers as editor of Fun, Judy and Ally Sloper's Half Holiday. He also preserved the family's future reputation with the sale of the firm's entire working archive of about 54,000 impressions to the British Museum in 1912, and through his contributions to Forrest Reid's book 'Illustrators of the 1860s' (1928).