Richard Doyle

Works

Life
1824-83 [fam. “Dickie”]; grew up in London at Cambridge Tce., Hyde Park, the son of John [“HB”] Doyle [q.v.], and uncle of Arthur Conan Doyle; introduced to Mark Lemon, the editor of Punch, by his uncle Michael Conan, who was a journalist and art-critic for the Morning Chronicle; he designed the Punch cover - perpetuated from 1849 to 1956, and ill. some of Dickens’s Christmas Books, Ruskin’s The King of the Golden River (1851), and Thackeray’s Rebecca and Rowena (1849-50), and Newcomes (1853-55);
also children’s books Fairy Ring (1846) and A. R. Montalba’s Fairy Tales from All Nations (1849); also ill. William Allingham’s In Fairyland (1870), supplying his most imaginative work, a huge commercial success printed by Edmund Evans; issued satirical Manners and Customs of ye Englyshe (1849) to accompany Percival Leighs’s “Mr Pip’s Diary”; also depicted Irish famine scenes;
issued The Foreign Tour of Messrs. Brown, Jones and Robinson (1854), satirical sketches of English travellers; contrib. “A Bird’s Eye View of Society” to Cornhill Magazine, 1861-63; he resigned his connection in consequence of paper’s hostility to plans for a restored English diocese [‘papal aggression’, DNB], 1850; d. 11 Dec. 1883, London [?17 Jan. DIB]; his water colour “The Triumphal Entry: A Fairy Pageant”, is in the NGI (Dublin). ODNB DIB OCEL

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Works
[Fr.] J. Hungerford Pollen, ed., A Journal Kept by Richard Doyle in the Year 1840 [2nd edn.] (London 1886).

Note: Fr. Pollen also wrote on furniture [as infra], gold and silver, and - with William MacMahon - on Rev. Philip Arundel (Catholic Records Soc. 1919). He edited [with E. Burton] English Catholics in the Eighteenth Century, by John Kirk (1909) and introduced Who Killed Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey?, by Alfred Marks (London: Burns & Oates 1905), xvii, 210pp. and other works of Catholic ecclesiastical history incl. the series Acts of English martyrs, 1578-1642, hitherto unpublished, with a preface by John Morris [SJ], for The Quarterly [rep.] (London: Burns & Oates 1891), xxii, 400pp.

Ancient and modern furniture and woodwork, by John Hungerford Pollen [South Kensington Museum art handbooks, No. 3 ([London]: Chapman and Hall [for Committee of Council on Education, 1875]), vii, 143pp., ill. 27cm. [50 copies on large paper with additional illustrations.]  

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Notes
Oscar Wilde, ‘The Grosvenor Gallery’ [a review], Dublin University Magazine, Vol. 90 (July 1877), makes reference to Doyle.

Liberator: Richard Doyle contributed a letter to the London-Irish newspaper Irish Liberator (14 November 1863), as noticed by Anthony McNicholas [email] on the Irish Diaspora list (24.02.2011).

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