J.N. (“Jack”) Maskelyne was the eldest of Nevil Maskelyne’s five children. He was not interested in joining the family magic business. He was a railway enthusiast and became well known for his knowledge of locomotives. This print is of the locomotive Claud Hamilton, which Jack lovingly describes on pages 108-109 of his book ‘Locomotives I Have Known’ published by Percival Marshall in 1959. The Davenport Collection also contains a copy of the book signed by J.N. Maskelyne in 1960.
From the magazine ‘Punch’, 2 February 1878. This political cartoon by Tenniel features Benjamin Disraeli.
This illustration is from The Entr’acte, 13 June 1874. George Cooke’s name is incorrectly given as ‘Cook’.
This illustration is from The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, 4 June 1887, page 332.