Punch cartoon by F.H. Townsend


Cartoon about a man who flees the dentist. The cartoon appeared in 1913 in the magazine Punch. This copy is colored by hand. The image is approximately 14 x 12 cm, the print is neatly framed, the total size is 31 x 25 cm.

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Frederick Henry Townsend (25 February 1868 – 11 December 1920) was a British illustrator and cartoonist. He illustrated the second edition of Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre from 1847, A Child’s History of England and Gryll Grange and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s House of the Seven Gables in 1902. Also an edition (1907) of Kipling’s The Brushwood Boy and the 1913 edition by Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Sign of Four. Townsend has also contributed cartoons to Punch.

Punch was a British weekly magazine full of humor and satire, founded in 1841 by Henry Mayhew and wood engraver Ebenezer Landells. Historically, this was the most influential in the 1840s and 1850s, when it helped to use the term “cartoon” in its modern sense as a humorous illustration. After the 1940s, when the runs reached a peak, the magazine steadily declined. In 1992 the magazine stopped, there was a restart in 1996, but in 2002 it finally ceased to exist.