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Reed, Edward T (1860 - 1933)

E T Reed original cartoon artwork.

Initially E T Reed worked as a portrait painter but soon turned to cartoons and illustrations. His popular ‘Prehistoric Peeps’ series first began to appear in the Punch Almanack in 1893 and from 1894 to 1912 he illustrated the magazine’s ‘Essence of Parliament’ feature. Regarding his political cartoons Reed commented ‘I go for a man’s expression, and I try and caricature that more than his features…’. Reed drew cartoons for numerous other publications including, Judy, The Sketch and The Passing Show.