Signed and signed and inscribed on the reverse; oil on canvas, 24 × 18 ins
Thomas Maybank is best known as a fairy painter. He worked as a painter and illustrator in oil and watercolour. He took over from Doyle as illustrator at Punch after Doyle’s death, showing close similarities in style and choice of subject matter.
His Punch illustrations include A Bank Holiday in Goblin Land and Coronation of Titania. He practised in Beckenham, Croydon and Esher, working in meticulous detail. He exhibited mostly in London including the Royal Academy. The Victoria and Albert Museum holds examples of his work.