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Henry Lucy began his working life in a Liverpool merchant's office, but soon became a reporter for a Shrewsbury periodical. In 1870, he joined the staff of the Pall Mall Gazette, and in 1873 became Parliamentary reporter to the Daily News, with which he had a long connection in various capacities. In 1881 he also joined the staff of Punch as contributor of its Parliamentary sketch over the signature of 'Toby M.
oil on canvas
72.4 x 53.3 cm
Bequeathed by Sir Henry William Lucy, 1938. On long-term loan to Bodelwyddan Castle, North Wales