Linley Sambourne (1845 - 1910)

Three full page illustrations for Punch

01 Specimen of Old Bayeux Tapestry, and an ingenious pastiche to reflect recent events in the British Parliament. Punch October 1st 1881 p.146. p.111; measuring 18 x 24cms.

02 "Arid August", Punch September 6th 1884 p.111; measuring 18 x 24cms.
Both are astonishing compositions with a control of outline often dismissed as hard and dry. Yet such invention, entangled elements in the composition, and great invention of motif - verging at times on the Surreal.


03 Christmas 1884, a festive illustration