Friday, 19 July 2013

Sketch of Cynicus by Alick P. F. Ritchie

Alick P. F. Ritchie was born in Dundee (1868-1938) and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Antwerp before moving to London. He produced cartoons for many magazines, including Vanity Fair and The Sketch. In 1912, he published a book called Zoo-all-awry , and in the 1920s and 30s, he produced posters for the London Underground.

                                                    Sketch of Cynicus by Alick Ritchie

This sketch is on loan to the museum from a private collection for display during our summer exhibition 'Cynicus: The story of martin Anderson'. Martin was working as a staff artist for a Dundee newspaper in the 1880s, so we believe this was sketched during this time.