F. H. Towsend
Frederick Henry Townsend (1868–1920) notable English satyrical political cartoonist. Born in London. Studied at the Lambeth School of Art. He also illustrated books, including children's books.
Some of the books he illustrated included: Maid Marian (1895), Jane Eyre (1896), Shirley (1897), A Tale of Two Cities (1897), The Scarlet Letter (1897), Rob Roy (1897), A Child's History of England, Gryll Grange, and Nathanal Hawthorne's "House of the Seven Gables".
In 1905 Townsend became the first Art Editor of Punch Magazine. He continued to contribute cartoons, some of which became famous, especially his World War I work.
During the First World War he served in the Special Constabulary.
He used models and drew roughs in pencil on chalk-surface paper, then transferred these in pen and ink on to Bristol Board.
Townsend died while playing golf.