artist and writer. He contributed to Punch and other periodicals, and illustrated editions of Mrs Gaskell, Meredith, Hardy, and H. James. He wrote humorous verse, including ‘The History of the Jack Sprats’, and a parody of W. Morris's ballads, ‘The Legend of Camelot’, with mock Pre‐Raphaelite illustrations. In 1891 he published his first novel, Peter Ibbetson, and in 1894, Trilby, for which he is still remembered. The Martian, a story based on school life, appeared posthumously in 1897.
Subjects: Literature — Art.