Biographical and Critical Discussions



The Chimes by Charles Dickens (1843)

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The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens (1843)

The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens (1843)

The Scouring of the White Horse by Thomas Hughes (1859)


Ruskin's The King of the Golden River

Illustrations for Douglas Jerrold's Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures​ (1866)

The satirical Punch articles which Douglas Jerrold wrote about the henpecked Job Caudle and his termagent wife, the verbose Mrs. Margaret Caudle, first appeared in volume form shortly after their periodical appearances concluded in November 1845. In 1866 for the third edition, Jerrold commissioned the highly competent black-and-white illustrator Charles Keene to complement the work of the original illustrators John Leech and Richard Doyle.

Nine Illustrations for W. M. Thackeray's The Rose and The Ring​(1898)


The Eglinton Tournament

Illustrations for Anthony Montalba's Fairy Tales from All Nations (1849)



Related Material, including other illustrators in the Doyle family


Cooke, Simon. 'A Forgotten Illustration by Richard Doyle.'Studies in Illustration, 26 (Spring 2004): 32-34.

Cooke, Simon. 'Notable Books: Richard Doyle's In Fairyland'. The Private Library, Fifth Series, 8:4 (Winter 2005): 153-171.

Engen, Rodney. Richard Doyle. Stroud: The Catalpa Press, 1983.

Engen, Rodney, Michael Hesletine, and Lionel Lambourne. Richard Doyle and His Family. Exhibition catalogue. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1983.

Hambourg, Daria. Richard Doyle. London: Art & Technics, 1948.

Jerrold, Douglas William. Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures. London: R. Brimley Johnson, 1866.

Jerrold, Douglas William. Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1856.

Maas, Jeremy. Victorian Painting. London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1978.

Muir, Percy. Victorian Illustrated Books. London: Batsford, 1971; revised ed., 1985.

The Brothers Dalziel, A Record of Work, 1840-1890. Foreword by Graham Reynolds. 1901; reprinted London: Batsford, 1978.

Thackeray, W. M. The Christmas Books of M. A. Titmarsh. With illustrations by Richard Doyle and Thackeray. London: Smith. Elder, 1898.

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last modified 15 August 2022