Joseph Lisle

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Apparent self-portrait of Joseph Lisle, c. 1830.

Joseph (Joe) Lisle was a British caricaturist and satirical artist, noted as the founder of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes. Among other works, he published "Joe Lisle's Play Upon Words" (1828), and contributed a frontispiece to "The Dens of London Exposed"[1] (1835; may have been written by Thomas Miller).[2]


Digital Prints


  1. "395. LONDON, The Dens of, Exposed, with fearfully coloured frontispiece by Joe Lisle, fcap. 8vo, original boards, uncut, 10s 6d. Published by the Author, 1835", Sotheran's Price Current of Literature (London: H. Sotheran & Co.): 20, 1890, 
  2. "London "Low Life," and London "Dens."", Notes and Queries: A Medium of Inter-Communication for Literary men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, Etc. (London: Bell & Daldy, 186 Fleet Street) 4 (83): 88-89, 1 August 1857,, "I suspect the work to be one of the first literary trials of the "basket-maker" author, Thomas Miller; nor ought he, as I conceive, to be ashamed of its paternity, the purpose being as useful, as much of the writing is graphic."