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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.

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Richard Doyle, attributed to Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling - NPG P171(31)

Richard Doyle

attributed to Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling
salt print, late 1840s
NPG P171(31)

Richard Doyle, by John & Charles Watkins, or by  John Watkins - NPG Ax16256

Richard Doyle

by John & Charles Watkins, or by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1865
NPG Ax16256

Richard Doyle, by John Watkins, or by  John & Charles Watkins - NPG Ax14885

Richard Doyle

by John Watkins, or by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1865
NPG Ax14885

Richard Doyle, by John & Charles Watkins, or by  John Watkins - NPG Ax7559

Richard Doyle

by John & Charles Watkins, or by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1865
NPG Ax7559

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Helen Walasek

25 August 2016, 10:40

I've spotted a small mistake in your paragraph on Richard Doyle which should be corrected as it is a bit confusing: " Richard Doyle (1824-1883), 'Dick Kitcat'; artist and caricaturist 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 John Doyle began working for Punch, and by 1848 he was producing a third of the magazine's cartoons." Of course, it should read: "In 1842 Richard Doyle began working for Punch, and by 1848...."

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