Partridge, (John) Bernard (1861-1945) by Scholes, Robert

(John) Bernard Partridge (1861 – 1945) He was born in London, where his father was a Professor of Anatomy in the Royal Academy, and his uncle had been Portrait Painter Extraordinary to Queen Victoria. After studies at Stonyhurst College he trained with a stained glass firm. Being very interested in the theatre, he acted for a while as Bernard Gould, and many of his early works represent theatre scenes and people. He joined the staff of in 1891 and replaced Tenniel as principal cartoonist in 1901. In addition to his black and white cartoons, he painted in watercolor, and joined the New English Art Club in 1893. He was active and prolific as an illustrator of books. Punch

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