Ebenezer Landells (1808 - 1860)
RA Collection: People and Organisations
Wood-engraver, illustrator, and magazine-proprietor. Pupil of Thomas Bewick and Isaac Nicholson.
In 1829 he moved to London, and before long managed to start his own engraving workshop. After attempting a short-lived fashion journal, Cosmorama, he joined with the journalist Henry Mayhew and the printer William Last to found Punch in 1841. Initial difficulties forced Landells to sell his one-third share to the publishers Bradbury & Evans. After the new owners replaced Landells with Joseph Swain as engraving chief, Landells responded with a pamphlet A Word with Punch (1847).
Herbert Ingram consulted Landells about launching his illustrated weekly Illustrated London News in 1842. After a commission to sketch Victoria’s first visit to Scotland that year, Landells became the paper’s first artist correspondent and continued to supply prints for the newspaper until his death.
Landells was also involved in several other magazines: the less successful Illuminated Magazine (1843–35), Great Gun (1844, in imitation of Punch), the Lady’s Newspaper (1847–63), Diogenes (1853), and the Illustrated Inventor. Responding to the growth in the children’s book market, he wrote and illustrated several books for children: Boy’s Own Toy-Maker (1858), Girl’s Own Toy-Maker (1859), and Illustrated Paper Model Maker (1860).
Born: 1808 in Newcastle
Died: 1 October 1860
Samuel Carter Hall, editor
The Book of British Ballads - London: 1842-1844
George Henry Robins
Strawberry Hill, The Renowned Seat Of Horace Walpole. Mr. George Robins Is Honoured By Having Been Selected By The Earl Of Waldegrave, To Sell By Public Competition, The Valuable Contents Of Strawberry Hill, And It May Fearlessly Be Proclaimed As The Most Distinguished Gem That Has Ever Adorned The Annals Of Auctions. It Is Definitely Fixed For Monday, The 25th Day Of April, 1842, And Twenty-Three Following Days (Sundays Excepted), And within will be found a repast for the Lovers of Literature and the Fine Arts, of which bygone days furnish no previous example, and it would be in vain to contemplate it in times to come. - The Catalogue (at 7s. each) will admit Four Persons to the Public View, and be a passport to the Purchaser throughout the Sale; they may be had at "Galignani's Journal," in Paris; of Mr. I.A.G. Weigel, of Leipsic; at Strawberry Hill; at the Auction Mart; and at Mr. George Robins' Offices, Covent Garden. A few copies are printed upon large paper, at 12s. each. The Private view will commence on the 28th Day of March, and the Public will be admitted on Monday, April 4th. - (London:: 1842.)
James Northcote RA
Fables, Original And Selected. By The Late James Northcote, R.A. Second Series. Illustrated By Two Hundred And Eighty Engravings on Wood. - London:: 
Captain Frederick Marryat
Poor Jack / By Captain Marryat, C.B. ; with illustrations by Clarkson Stanfield, R.A. - London: 1846