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John Doyle [H. B.] (1797–1868) by Henry Edward Doyle © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Doyle, John [pseud. H. B.] (1797–1868), cartoonist and painter, was born in Dublin. 'His father … belonged to a family which had come from the King's or Queen's county' (Strickland, 1.297). Engen noted that Doyle's 'ancestors traced back to the fourteenth century, and in the seventeenth century were granted large estates and their own coat of arms emblazoned with “Fortitudine Vincit” under a crown and stag...

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Sir (John) Bernard Partridge (1861–1945) by Emil Otto Hoppé, 1915 by permission of the E. O. Hoppé Trust, Curatorial Assistance, Inc., Los Angeles; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Partridge, Sir (John) Bernard (1861–1945), cartoonist and illustrator, was born in London on 11 October 1861, the sixth child and third son of Richard Partridge FRS (1805–1873) and his wife, Frances Janette (Fanny) Turner. His father was professor of anatomy at the Royal Academy...

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Webster, (Gilbert) Tom (1886–1962), sporting cartoonist and caricaturist, was born on 17 July 1886 in Church Street, Bilston, Staffordshire, the son of Daniel Webster, ironmonger, and his wife, Sarah Ann, née Bostock. He was educated at the Royal Wolverhampton School, where he received his first drawing lessons from ...

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Yeoman, Antonia [née Beryl Botterill Thompson; pseud. Anton] (1907–1970), cartoonist and illustrator, was born on 24 July 1907 in Esk, Queensland, Australia (she took the name Antonia when she became a Roman Catholic in her early twenties, influenced by the author R. T. Regent...