George du Maurier was born in Paris on 7th March 1834. He studied art in France and Germany before moving to London where he established himself as an illustrator. His work appeared in the Cornhill Magazine and the Illustrated Times.
In 1864 he joined the staff of Punch, where he became known as a gentle satirist of middle and upper-class society. He also wrote and illustrated three novels, Peter Ibbetson (1891), the best-selling, Trilby (1894) and The Martian (1897).
George du Maurier died on 8th October 1896.