Furniss, Harry (1854-1925; English)
An Expert
Pen & ink, c. 15.24 x 11.43 cm
Purchased 1902 (advice of Bernard Hall)
National Gallery of Victoria (117-2)

The artist was a cartoonist and illustrator, known particularly for his work for Punch. He illustrated Lewis Carroll’s Sylvie and Bruno (1889), and many other books. His autobiography, Confessions of a Caricaturist, was published in 1901-2.

The NGV also holds several wood engravings after Furniss, purchased through the Felton Bequest in 1906.


AR 1902, p.18; NGV 1905, p.65 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.99; size given as 6” x 4½”) [£1] 

For the artist, see AKL 46 (2005), pp.388-89; Bénézit 5, p.1185; and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Furniss. For the NGV’s holdings, see https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/artist/3941/