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
Prince Philip of Greece & Milford Havens at Maidenhead
Celebrities at the Maidenhead Fishery Club in 1931. From left, the Marchioness of Milford Haven, formerly Countess Nada Torby, daughter of Grand Duke Michael of Russia, her daughter, Lady Tatiana Mountbatten, the Marquess of Milford Haven (formerly Prince George of Battenberg), Prince Philip of Greece (now Duke of Edinburgh), the Dowager Marchioness of Milford Haven, formerly Princess Victoria of Hesse (Princess Louis of Battenberg), daughter of Princess Alice and granddaughter of Queen Victoria. On the right is the Count de Torby, Nada's brother Michael. Prince Philip would regularly spend school holidays with the Milford Havens - George was his uncle on his mother's side and the dowager Marchioness his grandmother. Date: 1931
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Passions from Physiognomy
Passions from Johann Caspar Lavater's Physiognomy. Sadness, Weeping, Compassion, Scorn, Horror, Terror or Fright, Anger, Hatred or Jealousy and Despair. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from William Smellie's translation of Count Georges Buffon's History of the Earth and Animated Nature, Thomas Kelly, London, 1829