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Browne, Hablot Knight
Browne, Hablot Knight (hăbˈlō), pseud. Phiz, 1815–82, English illustrator. At 21 he was chosen by Charles Dickens to illustrate Pickwick Papers. His success was immediate, and in due course he illustrated many of Dickens's novels as well as works of Harrison Ainsworth and Charles Lever. Browne also contributed popular cartoons to Punch and painted numerous watercolors and several oils.
See biography by V. B. Lester (new ed. 2006).
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real name Hablot Knight Browne. 1815--82, English painter, noted for his illustrations for Dickens' novels
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