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A Judicial Churchman, Vanity Fair caricature by Spy, c1909.

A Judicial Churchman, Vanity Fair caricature by Spy, c1909.

by Leslie Ward (Spy)

Eminent ecclesiastical lawyer, The Honourable Sir Walter G.F.Phillimore, GBE, PC (1845-1929), eminent ecclesiastical lawyer, High Court Judge (1897-1913), Lord Justice of Appeal (1913-1916), chair of Phillimore Commmittee reporting on proposals for a League of Nations (1918).

Small colour-printed lithograph, selected from the Vanity Fair legal series for The Book of the Bench published in London c.1909. Legal caricature reproduced in 1909 from the 1898 larger lithograph by 'Spy' for 'Men of the Day'.

Vanity Fair was a weekly periodical, and its caricature of a prominent person was the highlight of each issue - particularly the wigged gentlemen of the legal profession. 'Spy', Leslie Ward (1851-1922) was a prolific and popular caricaturist who was knighted in 1918. He was one of a select few cartoonists whose caricatures were often responsible for creating the public persona of a newsworthy individual.

Image size is 175 x 120mm (approximately 7 x 4.75 inches). Tipped in to page 280 x 215mm (11 x 8.5 inches).

Stock Number: apVFbbJChPrice: $45.00