Bonzos Latest: This Weeks 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
Andalusian chickens, cock and hen, Gallus gallus domesticus. Bred by H. Leworthy. Cock won first prize at Barnstaple 1871 and hen first prize at Barnstaple 1872. Chromolithograph by Vincent Brooks Day & Son after an illustration by J.W. Ludlow from Lewis Wright's The Illustrated Book of Poultry, Cassell, London, 1890
Japanese bantams, black bantams and Pekin bantams
Japanese bantams, black bantams and Pekin bantams. Mrs. Woodcock's Japanese white bantams, first prize at Crystal Palace 1872. E. Cambridge's black bantams, cup winner at Bristol 1873. H. B. Smith's Peking bantams, first prize at Wolverhampton 1873. Chromolithograph by Vincent Brooks Day & Son after an illustration by J.W. Ludlow from Lewis Wright's The Illustrated Book of Poultry, Cassell, London, 1890