A jorum of "Punch" with those who helped to brew it: being the early history of "The London charivari," (Google eBook)

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Downey & co., 1895 - Journalism - 150 pages
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Page 72 - Shakspere," was ever intended for a " Punch " artist ; and as to John Gilbert (also an able illustrator of the great poet), so impressed was Douglas Jerrold with the solid character of his academic forms and imposing outlines that he exclaimed, " We don't want Rubens on ' Punch ' ! " When Mr. Tenniel first associated himself with the popular periodical, it was generally thought that his abilities were of too classic an order for the duty he had undertaken ; for it will be remembered that this gentleman...
Page 80 - Napoleon utter a more original truth than when he said, that there is but one step from the sublime to the ridiculous...
Page 53 - Well, my idea is to start a similar thing, called " Punch, or the London Charivari." " Good ! " said I. And we forthwith proceeded to draw up a list of the names of artists and contributors whom Mayhew suggested should be asked to associate themselves with the undertaking. The name of Gilbert a Beckett (an old friend and collaborateur of...
Page 53 - I instinctively came to the conclusion that, as he was constantly bent upon the discovery of some "new notion," he was now about to exhibit his creative power under circumstances of an exceptionally propitious character. " I Ve a splendid idea ! " he exclaimed, with an impulsive eagerness which showed that he had been anxiously wishing for the opportunity of opening his mind upon the subject. " What, another! " I exclaimed. " Delighted to hear it ! What is it ? " or words to the like effect....
Page 48 - Guffa-wgraph is intended to form a refuge for destitute wit an asylum for the thousands of orphan jokes the superannuated Joe Millers the millions of perishing puns, which are now wandering about without so much as a shelf to rest upon...
Page 70 - ... Water Colors his charming representations of downy scenery, dotted with sheep, and relieved by little villages which would seem to have dropped into pleasant valleys designed expressly to receive them, being always amongst the chief attractions of its annual exhibitions. Mr. Birket Foster, another "knight of the brush...
Page 73 - Tenniel had too much confidence in the pictorial strength he possessed to feel that he need limit himself to a particular sphere ; and hence he persevered with his pencil, until in time he became inoculated, as it were, with a sense of humor which has not been subordinate to, but has served to stimulate, his graphic powers.
Page 71 - ... though not many to the early numbers of " Punch ;" but they were of a character which showed him to be eminently ^//fitted for the task of delineating facetia. He was, however, a pupil of Mr. Landells at the time, and it was natural that the latter should test his qualities by every means at his command; but Mr. Foster did not suffer many years to elapse ere his name became famous in a very different branch of art to that which " Punch " would have marked out for him...
Page 71 - existence being to commence a new wrapper with each succeeding volume ; until at length Richard Doyle appeared upon the scene, and it was thought that the grotesque, yet graceful contribution which he supplied was far too good to be thrown aside at the expiration of six months. The proprietors of the work, therefore, very wisely caused Mr. Doyle's frontispiece to be stereotyped, and it now remains, with certain modifications, the permanent tableau on the outer covering of

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