Ebenezer Landells

Born 1808
Died 1860
Place of Birth Newcastle-on-Tyne
Place of Death West Brompton, London
Gender Male
Biographical Notes English engraver, 1808-1860. He was an apprentice of Thomas Bewick, the wood-engraver, later creating, with his brother, an engraving workshop. He was engaged to provide sketches of royal visits to Scotland, the Rhine and elsewhere. Particularly well known for his contribution to the development of illustrated periodicals in the mid-century, he was, most notably, the original creator of Punch, and was associated with several other magazines, including The Illustrated London News. He also illustrated a number of books, and he, or his studio, provided many of the wood engravings for Ireland: its scenery, character, &c. by the Halls. He was married and had six children, one of whom, Robert Thomas (1838-1877) was an artist and special war correspondent of note. Main Source: Amanda-Jane Doran, ‘Landells, Ebenezer (1808–1860)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.