Richard Doyle (British painter) 1824 - 1883
He was the second son of the caricaturist John Doyle and elder brother to Charles Altamont Doyle. He showed remarkable imaginative skill as a draughtsman and from the age of nineteen became a regular contributor to Punch, designing the original cover and remaining on the staff until 1850. In 1851 Doyle illustrated Ruskin's The King of the Golden River. His fairy subjects alternate with themes from everyday life. He exhibited at the Royal Academy (1866 and 1871) and a collection of his drawings was shown at the Grosvenor Gallery in 1881. He died two years later of apoplexy.