John McLenan

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John McLenan
"And may I--May I--?".jpeg
Born 1827
United States
Died 1865 (aged 37–38)
United States
Nationality American
Known for A Tale of Two Cities (illustrations)
Great Expectations (illustrations)
Style Illustration, caricature

John McLenan (1827 - 1865) was an American illustrator and caricaturist. Active from 1852 to 1865, his works include illustrations of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations for Harper's Weekly (1859 - 1861) and illustrations for two Wilkie Collins novels.[1] Author Sinclair Hamilton wrote of McLenan

Discovered by DeWitt C. Hitchcock working in a pork-packing establishment in Cincinnati and making drawings on the tops of barrels, McLenan became one of the most prolific of our [i. e., America's] early illustrators. . . . . He was also well known as a comic draftsman. His work will bear comparison with the best of his time.[2]

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  1. ^ Philip V. Allingham, victorianweb.org, John McLenan (1827-1865): "His work will bear comparison with the best of his time", undated, accessed 4 November 2012.
  2. ^ Hamilton, Sinclair; "Foreword," Frank Weitenkampf. Early American Book and Wood Engravers 1670-1870. Vol. 1, Main Catalogue. Princeton, NJ: Princeton U. P., 1968, p180, quoted by Philip V. Allingham, victorianweb.org, John McLenan (1827-1865): "His work will bear comparison with the best of his time", undated, accessed 4 November 2012.

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