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Artist - Frederick Henry Townsend

Frederick Henry Townsend, born 1868 in London, died 1920. Designed poster for London Transport 1944

  • Educated; Lambeth School of Art;

Biography:

Frederick Henry Townsend was a cartoonist and line engraver, working in London from the late 19th Century. He contributed to newspapers and magazines including The Daily Chronicle, The Graphic, The Tatler, The Illustrated London News and Punch Magazine, of which he became the first editor in 1905. He also illustrated a number of books including Maid Marian (1895), Jane Eyre (1896), Shirley (1897), A Tale of Two Cities (1897), The Scarlet Letter (1897) and Rob Roy (1897). His illustration for Punch in 1901 was used in a London Transport poster in 1944.

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