Charles H. Bennett
The Faithless Parrot
(Routledge, 1858)
12807.f.23   21x34 cm

Faithless Parrot
  Children’s books

Charles Bennett (1829-67) was a talented illustrator who worked mainly as a caricaturist for periodicals such as the Comic Times and Comic News; he joined Punch in 1865, but died in poverty only two years later. He wrote stories for his own children and illustrated them with delightful comic details, often cutting his own wood blocks. The vivid illustrations in this perceptive story of love and betrayal were printed in line and colour blocks by Edmund Evans.