This was an initial letter'T' showing the politician. Initially employed on a casual basis by Lemon, Sambourne was asked to supply the decorated initial letters that stood at head of articles, stories and poems incorporating the first letter into a fanciful design.
Between 1867 and 1874 Sambourne contributed 350 initial letters. Although Sambourne's distinctive style emerged only slowly, he became a regular staff member of Punch in 1871. At the beginning he made his name by his "social" drawings while continuing to provide his highly elaborated initial letters. He drew his first political cartoon, properly so-called, in 1884, and ten years later began regularly to design the weekly second cartoon.At the end of John Tenniel's. Long occupancy in 1901, he became the magazin's chief principal cartoonist. Unusually for a black and white artist, Sambourne used a huge library of photographic images to give accuracy to his work, which was characterized by a vivid and decisive linearity as well as an artistic inventiveness that took his images far beyond the simple concept of a cartoon or "comic cut". The quality of his work for Punch was acknowledged by the Royal Academy, which exhibited his drawings over a 20-year period. The item "RARE MID VICTORIAN MR PUNCH ORIGINAL HAND DRAWN CARTOON Edward Linley Sambourne" is in sale since Sunday, February 28, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes".
The seller is "silver_treasures" and is located in ledbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.