(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)
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.
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.
God’s Englishmen (1948)
A collection of drawings of Englishmen and women going about their daily business with some humorous commentary.
As part of his education, his father required Richard Doyle to write a weekly letter about his experiences in London.
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.
Junior Classics Volume 6 (1912)
Selections from nineteenth century classics, including a large portion of Alice in Wonderland. For children from six to sixteen. Read online at Hathitrust.
The King of the Golden River (1851)
The Southwest Wind, Esq. pays a visit to Hans, Schwartz and Gluck and things are never the same. Third and later editions have a modified frontispiece wherein the goblin has a conventional nose instead of a “hooter.” Read online at Internet Archive.
The King of the Golden River (1860)
Gluck and his two evil older brothers lived in the Treasure Valley until the South West Wind turned it into a desert. How it was changed back again is the burden of the story. In this edition the King has a regular nose instead of the “hooter.” Read online at archive.org.
The Library (1881)
Andrew Lang writes on books and book collecting. Read online at archive.org.
Forty-two humorous plates.
The Newcomes (1854)
A family saga culminating in the admirable Colonel Newcombe and his son Clive. In two volumes:
Pictures by Richard Doyle (1907)
This is a reprint of a collection of pictures from Manners and Customs of Ye Englyshe, The Foreign Tour of Messrs. Brown, Jones and Robinson, and Bird’s Eye Views of Society. It is Volume 6 in the "Humorous Masterpieces" series. 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.
The Queen and Mr. Punch (1897)
The reign of Queen Victoria as depicted in editorial cartoons in the pages of Punch. Read for free online at HathiTrust.
An illustrated journal kept by the artist when he was fifteen.
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.