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Richard Doyle

Author, Illustrator

(1824 - 1883)

Richard Doyle

Richard “Dickie” Doyle came from a family of artists that included his father John Doyle and two brothers James and Charles. He was the uncle of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Like Andrew Wyeth, he learned to draw from his father and completed his first book illustrations at the age of twelve.

He illustrated works by Dickens and Thackeray and specialized in fairy tales, including The King of the Golden River and his masterpiece In Fairyland by William Allingham.

The illustrations were later the subject of a book by Andrew Lang entitled The Princess Nobody.



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The Adventures of a Watch (1864)

Tells the story of a French family through the observations of a watch. Read online at Google.

Author(s): Julie Gouraud
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle

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Almanack of the Month (1846)

A review of current events which ran for one year and was published in two volumes. Read for free online at HathiTrust: Volume 1 and Volume 2.

Author(s): Anonymous
Gilbert Abbott à Beckett
Horace Mayhew
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle

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The Attractive Picture Book (1865)

This is a collection of wood block prints, which includes those from Richard Doyle’s The Story of Jack and the Giants among others.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Hablot K. Browne
Richard Doyle
Et al

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The Battle of Life (1846)

A story of love and self sacrifice set in a rural village. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
John Leech
Daniel Maclise
Clarkson Stanfield

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Beauty and the Beast (1973)

This is a reproduction of an unpublished manuscript. The translation is by Adelaide Doyle; the illustrations by her brother Richard.

Author(s): Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle

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Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, KG in Upwards of 100 Cartoons (1878)

The career of the British Prime Minister and novelist as depicted in the cartoons published in Punch. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
Et al

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Bird’s Eye Views of Society (1864)

A collection of pictures of people gathered together for social events in Victorian England. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Richard Doyle
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle

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The Book of Ballads (1849)

This collection of humorous verse went through many editions. This is the first with illustrations by Richard Doyle. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): William Edmondstoune Aytoun
Bon Gaultier
Theodore Martin
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
Alfred Henry Forrester

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The Brothers Dalziel (1901)

A history of the Brothers Dalziel and their engraving and printing business. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Edward Dalziel
George Dalziel
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
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Burlesques: Novels by Eminent Hands (1869)

Includes Jeames’s Diary, Adventures of Major Gahagan, A Legend of the Rhine, The History of the Next French Revolution, Cox’s Diary and Rebecca and Rowena.

There were many other editions in the collected works of Thackeray. But Doyle appears to have illustrated only Rebecca and Rowena.

Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): William Makepeace Thackeray
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
William Makepeace Thackeray

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A Chaplet of Verses (1862)

A collection of religious verse. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Adelaide Anne Procter
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle

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The Chimes (1845)

The goblins ringing the chimes show old Trotty a dystopian future for his family -- he wakes determined to do all he can to avert it. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
John Leech
Daniel Maclise
Clarkson Stanfield

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Comic Histories, with Tommy and the Lion (1885)

A collection of humorous illustrations of scenes from English history with captions by the author’s brother. Tommy and the Lion was the last production of the artist. The Scenes were published the next year in color.

Author(s): James E. Doyle
Richard Doyle
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle

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The Cornhill Magazine (1861)

Richard Doyle contributed to this popular literary magazine during 1861 and 1862.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
Et al

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The Cricket on the Hearth (1846)

This the the most popular of Dickens’ Christmas books tells a domestic story of the Peerybingle family. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
Edwin Landseer
John Leech
Daniel Maclise
Clarkson Stanfield

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Dick Doyle’s Journal (1885)

An illustrated journal kept by the artist for the year 1840, when he was fifteen. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Richard Doyle
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle

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The Doyle Fairy Book (1890)

A collection of twenty-nine longer fairy tales. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Anthony R. Montalba
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle

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Easy Reading for Little Readers (1880)

A collection of fables and stories, including The Story of Jack and the Giants by Richard Doyle. Read online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): Richard Doyle
Et al
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
Et al

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The Enchanted Doll (1849)

A wooden doll maker is punished for his laziness and envy of his neighbor, a silversmith. This story was written for the entertainment of Charles Dickens’ children. The image above is from a later edition. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Mark Lemon
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle

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