Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Alfred Bryan (1852-1899)

Alfred Bryan drew beautiful caricature portraits for the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, The World,Time, Judy, Moonshine, En'tracte Almanack, and Footlight Favourites. J. L. Toole wrote in his Reminiscences (1889) that "The most successful of these picadores is Mr. Alfred Bryan, who knows every nerve and muscle of his Irving by heart..." Bryan did not use photographs and often worked for 4 magazines per week. The following images are selected from a bound volume of the Entr'acte Almanack from 1876-1884. Ally Sloper was a frequent guest and his creator C. H. Ross was caricatured shortly before his death. See also A Chat with Alfred Bryan HERE.

Alfred Bryan (1852-1899) Part II HERE

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