Richard Doyle(1824-1883), 'Dick Kitcat'; artist and caricaturist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 4 portraits
Richard Doyle was the son of the cartoonist John Doyle. He was educated at home by his father and began having work published at the age of fifteen. In 1842 Richard Doyle began working for Punch, and by 1848 he was producing a third of the magazine's cartoons. A devout Roman Catholic, in 1850 he resigned from Punch in protest over the magazine's hostility to the Pope. After leaving Punch Doyle concentrated on painting landscapes and illustrating books.