(1824 - 1883)
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 - The Princess Nobody.http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00055810/00001/9j
The Battle of Life (1846)
A story of love and self sacrifice set in a rural village. Read online at archive.org.
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.
Christmas Books (1869)
The Cricket on the Hearth (1846)
In Fairyland (1979)
Dicky Doyle drew the pictures and first William Allingham wrote a poem, A Forest in Fairyland. Then Andrew Lang wrote a tale, The Princess Nobody to go with them. Read online at the University of Florida.
The Library (1881)
Andrew Lang writes on books and book collecting. Read online at archive.org.
Richard Doyle drew a series of fairy illustrations. William Allingham then wrote poetry to go with them to produce the first book, In Fairy Land. Several years later, Andrew Lang wrote a fairy story to go with the illustrations. Read online at UofF.
Richard Doyle did a suite of fairy illustrations for which William Allingham wrote a poem. Several years later Andrew Lang wrote a fairy tale to go with the illustrations which is here republished by Dover with additional illustrations from the first version.