The Brothers Dalziel was a prolific engraving business in Victorian London, founded in 1839 by George Dalziel (1 December 1815 – August 1902), with his brother Edward Dalziel (1817–1905) from 1840. They were later joined by their sister Margaret (1819–1894), brother John (1822–1869), and brother Thomas Dalziel (1823–1906). Along with at least three older brothers and one younger, they were children of the artist Alexander Dalziel of Wooler in Northumberland,
The Dalziel brothers worked with many important Victorian artists, producing illustrations for the burgeoning magazine and book market of the period. Among the artists they worked with were Arthur Boyd Houghton, Richard Doyle, John Gilbert, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and James McNeill Whistler. They cut the illustrations to Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense (1862); Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
They also produced independent ventures, most notably The Parables of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (London: Routledge, 1864), illustrated by Millais, and contributed humorous cartoons to magazines such as Fun, which George and Edward acquired in 1865.
Until the advent of photo-mechanical processes c. 1880, they were pre-eminent in their trade. Examples of their work can be seen in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
- "Obituary – George Dalziel". The Times (36841). London. 8 August 1902. p. 3.
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- Excerpts from the Dalziel Brothers autobiography, with some of their engravings
- Books with engravings by the Dalziel brothers from the University of Florida Digital Collections
- Works by Edward Dalziel at Project Gutenberg
- Works by George Dalziel at Project Gutenberg
- Works by George and Edward Dalziel at Faded Page (Canada)
- Works by or about Brothers Dalziel at Internet Archive
- Dalziel Brothers at Library of Congress Authorities, with 34 catalogue records – and others credited to particular siblings