Bonzo's Latest: This Week's Studdy
Famous dog, just after he had finally been christened with the name 'Bonzo'. He appears with a swollen eye after fighting with a wasp. George Ernest Studdy (1878-1948), was the creator of 'Bonzo', a small dog with saucer-like eyes and indiscriminate breeding who first appeared in the Sketch in 1922. The 'Bonzo' craze swept the world resulting in postcards, annuals, toys and other merchandise. Studdy also produced a large body of work for the Sketch before and after Bonzo including his later creation, Ooloo the cat. His early cartoon dogs were simply known as the 'Studdy Dog' until readers demanded a name and Bruce Ingram, the ILN editor, suggested his immortal moniker. Credit should read: Estate of George Studdy/Gresham Marketing Ltd./ILN/Mary Evan"
© Estate of George Studdy/Gresham Marketing Ltd./ILN/Mary Evans
A Madame Yevonde portrait of Baba Beaton
Miss Baba Beaton is the younger of the two beautiful and attractive Beaton girls. They are among the most popular of the blonde ex-debs, and no party is complete without them. Both Miss Nancy and Miss Baba Beaton have often been photographed by their clever brother, but this double portrait is not one of Mr Cecil Beaton's camera studies. Madame Yevonde was a prolific and ground-breaking society portrait and commercial photographer active between 1915 and 1975. She is particularly well-known for her astonishingly modern work using the Vivex colour process during the 1930's. Her images of society folk and other personalities appeared regularly in The Sketch or The Tatler through the 1920's and 30's.
© Yevonde Portrait Archive/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
'The famous 4 days retreat from Mons'
'The famous 4 days retreat from Mons.' How the wounded helped the wounded between Le Cateau and Landrecies. 'With the British Army on the Western Front' - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere. . Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time, his wartime work was immensely popular and appeared in nearly every major news magazine, Allied, Neutral and Central Powers alike. Literally tens of millions of readers saw wartime events through the medium of Matania's weekly illustrations and, as such, he played an important role in defining people's mental image of what Great War battlefield scenes and soldiers looked like. Date: August 1914
© David Cohen Fine Art/Mary Evans Picture Library