Alfred Crowquill (Biographical details)

Alfred Crowquill (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; British; Male; 1804/5 - 1872)

Also known as

Forrester, Alfred Henry; Crowquill, Alfred

Biography

Etcher, lithographer, draughtsman on wood and writer. Began to draw caricatures before 1822 and collaborated with George Cruikshank. As the printseller shifted to pictorial journalism in the 1840's, he found work with Punch from 1842-44. Also in the 1840's he issued a number of comic books written and illustrated by himself. By the 1860's he was producing children's books, and in the 1870's, Christmas cards. Exhibited pen and ink works at the RA, 1845-6.

Bibliography

R.K.Engen, 'Dictionary of Victorian Wood Engravers,' 1985; Oxford DNB