1825-74; Irish background; pupil of George Cruikshank; studied art in
Paris in 1840s; moved to Brussels in 1848; to London in 1853; successful
plays (e.g., Dead Heart, 1859), and caricatures; novel, The
Honour of the Family, ser. in Town Talk, 1862, was reissued
as Amos Clark and later dramatised. Canary Bird, a sequel,
1862; pot-boiler serials for papers such as Family Herald; not
reprinted. Who Will Save Her? (1874). BL 3. ODNB SUTH.