Edward Linley Sambourne was born in Pentonville, London. His father ran a furrier’s business in St Paul’s Churchyard. Sambourne was educated at the City of London School and Chester Training College. Aged 16, he entered the School of Art in South Kensington. He later gained an apprenticeship with a marine engine works in Greenwich. During this apprenticeship a friend showed his sketches to Mark Lemon, editor of ‘Punch’. This led to the publication of Sambourne’s first illustration for ‘Punch’. His career with the satirical magazine lasted for the rest of his life and he became Cartoonist-in-Chief in 1900. He also illustrated other publications, including the 1885 edition of Kingsley’s ‘The Water Babies’. He died in Kensington, aged 66.
BR: Linley Sambourne delin / 28.Dec. 1906
ON MOUNT: Father Neptune. "Look here madam, I've been your protector all these years, and now I hear you think of undermining my powers?" / Britannia. "Well the fact is I want to see more of my friends over there, and I never look my best when I have been sea-sick" / Punch 2nd January 1907
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.