'Naughty but Nice' Cartoonist Tom Browne's Seaside postcard

'Naughty but Nice' Cartoonist Tom Browne's Seaside postcard
"By the Briny" - "is it quite safe, Enery ?" one of Tom Browne's naughty but nice seaside postcards. For generations of holidaymakers these popular comic postcards were as much a part of the seaside experience as soggy chips and Kiss Me Quick hats.

Tom Browne born Thomas Arthur Browne (8 December 1870, Nottingham – 16 March 1910, London), was an extremely popular English strip cartoonist, painter and illustrator of the late Victorian and Edwardian periods. A cheery character by all accounts Tom Browne was a popular artist of comic postcards, using simple line drawings, Browne’s style was ideal for this format and the cards are still highly collectible today.

He was a founder member of the London Sketch Club, a Royal Illustrator, a member of the Royal Society of Artists, the Royal Instutute of Painters in Watercolours and the Savage Club.

He died after surgery for cancer on 16 March 1910, at the age of 39.

 

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