Hugh Thomson

(1860—1920) illustrator

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Thomson’s professional career began with an apprenticeship at Ward & Co., a card manufacturer. In 1883, he moved to London, where he established himself as an illustrator. He regularly contributed to illustrated journals, such as The English Illustrated Magazine and The Graphic, and illustrated more than 70 books, many of them classics, including works by Shakespeare, Dickens, Jane Austen, George Eliot, and ten volumes of the ‘Highways and Byways’ series of guidebooks to the English counties.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

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