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Thomas Henry Fisher (1879-1962) was an English illustrator, best remembered for his illustrations of Richmal Crompton's William books.
Thomas Henry [Fisher], pencil sketch of Richmal Crompton’s character ‘William Brown’. The sketch is undated but was probably made in the early 1940s when Fisher lived for a while at Wormington Grange Farm, near Winchcombe in Gloucestershire. This was the home of V.A. Newman and his family, to whom Fisher gave the drawing as a parting gift.
V.A. Newman’s son, Murray, gave the portrait to Brian Taylor who presented it to the Bodleian in 2014.
Given by Father Brian Taylor, 1 Oct 2014.
Oxford, Bodleian Library MS. Eng. d. 4234
Fisher | Thomas Henry | 1879-1962 | illustrator
Illustration of books