George Belcher was born in London and studied at Gloucester School of Art. He contributed drawings regularly to Punch from 1911, and also to Vanity Fair and The Tatler. He also etched portrait caricatures, sometimes combined with coloured aquatint. His most celebrated works are those depicting personalities of the National Sporting Club. His effects were achieved by veracity and authenticity as he invariably drew from life.

Further reading:

Kenneth Guichard, British Etchers 1850-1940, Robin Garton, London 1977
An exhibition of Comic Drawings by George Belcher R.A. 1875-1947, Langton Gallery, 1986