Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.') (1844-1925), Cartoonist and journalist
The National Portrait Gallery contains fifty-eight of his sketches of public men (‘Caricatures of Politicians by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould, c.1889–1912’, NPG 2826–2874) and other political cartoons are in the British Museum, London.
Sociable and modest, Gould maintained friendly relations with those he regarded as political opponents. On being offered a knighthood his response was the mock-Devonian ‘What be I to do with it?’
Dr Jan Marsh
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Referencesback to topGould n.d.
Gould, F.C., ‘Autobiography’, MS, Parliamentary Archives, HC/LB/1/37/1, n.d. [but post-1920].
Hart-Davis, R., A Catalogue of the Caricatures of Max Beerbohm, London, 1972.
Hennessy, E., Coffee House to Cyber Market, London, 2001.
Matthew, H.C.G., ‘Gould, Sir Francis Carruthers (1844–1925)’, ODNB, Oxford, 2004; online ed., January 2008.
Phinne, S.M., ‘Our Graphic Humorists: Mr F. Carruthers Gould’, Magazine of Art, 1903, pp.396–9.
Mostra delle caricature di Liborio Prosperi, with biographical note, exh. cat., Palazzo Trinci, Foligno, Italy, 1965.
Watson, A., ‘F.C.G’ Caricaturist, London, n.d. , unpaginated.