Portrait of Mr Punch


In this portrait acquired by the publishers of Punch magazine, instead of his usual clownish costume, Mr Punch looks almost aristocratic in a Regency red-velvet smoking jacket. Punch cartoonist Leonard Raven-Hill painted him as ‘a shrewd, kindly old gentleman with a twinkle in his eye, but easily roused to wrath at any form of injustice.’

Full title:
Portrait of Mr Punch
Leonard Raven-Hill
Held by:
British Library
Add. MS 88937/Mr Punch painting

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