George Du Maurier was a famous British artist, cartoonist and novelist. He was born in Paris, but came to London to work as a chemist. His first cartoon was published by magazine Punch in 1860. He remained at the staff until his death. Among his sequential work include 'The Philosopher's Revenge'. Later in his life his eye sight failed, which led him to drop drawing and turning to writing novels. He was the grandfather of the famous British novelist Daphne Du Maurier ('Rebecca').