CHASEMORE, Archibald. 16695



A series of 13 Autograph Letters Signed, an 1 Autograph Postcard Signed, all to J.Grant Reid in Aberdeen, sending sketches, discussing commissions and publications, a sketch for a children’s annual, the fate of acquaintances, payment, menu cards, etc. 21 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition. Gipsy Lane, Barnes, 1898-1899. William Harry Archibald Chasemore, (b.1844), cartoonist. He was the pre-eminent cartoonist on Judy through its long run and his distinctive work appeared in boys’ story papers and comic papers until just past the turn of the century. Much of his earliest work consisted of cartoons for puzzle pages done in partnership with Charles Henry Ross. He contributed to Judy, Fun, Punch, Ally Sloper’s Half-Holiday, Beeton’s Boy’s Own Magazine, John Dicks Boy’s Herald, The Boy’s Own Paper, Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News, Ladies Pictorial, Bow Bells, Every Week, Million, Dalziel’s Pictorial World, Queen, St. Stephen’s Review and the Sketch. Chasemore figures in the 1898 book At the Sign of the Brush and Pen by J. G. Reid.