from Punch, by Frank Reynolds

Frank Reynolds was born in London as the son of an artist. He studied at Heatherley's, and during the 1890s, he began to contribute to periodicals like Judy, Longbow, Pick-me-up and Playgoer. He made cover illustrations for Sketchy Bits, and did full-page humorous drawing in the Sketch. He was a member of the London Sketch Club, and later also joined the Royal Institute of Painters in Water-Colour. He became known for his watercolor illustrations for novels by Dickens in 1910-12. A contributor to Punch from 1906, Reynolds joined the staff in 1919 and, a year later, succeeded his brother-in-law, F. H. Townsend, as art editor, a post he retained for over a decade. In 1933, he moved to Thames Ditton, apparently to retire. However, he continued to illustrate throughout the 1930s and into World War II. Among his most popular creations are 'The Bristlewoods'.

from Punch, by Frank Reynolds

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