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Legal Vanity Fair lithograph "Vicar General" by Spy (Leslie Ward) c1902

by Leslie Ward (Spy)

Caricature of Mr. Charles Alfred Cripps, K.C., M.P. - "a very amiable fellow".

Original chromolithograph c1902 for Vanity Fair, a Men of the Day caricature by “Spy”, the pseudonym of Leslie Ward (1851-1922). Sir Leslie Ward was a prolific and popular caricaturist who was knighted in 1918. Leslie Ward was one of the major artists for Vanity  Fair magazine. The caricatures published in Vanity Fair were often responsible for the reputation of hapless individuals who were newsworthy.

Vanity Fair was a weekly magazine of social comment, published in London from 1868 to 1914. The inclusion of a lithographic caricature each week guaranteed the magazine’s popularity. Thomas Gibson Bowles, who established the periodical, considered the images to be “grim faces made more grim, grotesque figures made more grotesque, and dull people made duller by the genius of our talented collaborator ‘Ape’" (Carlo Pellegrini, 1839-1889).

Page size is approximately 35 x 23cm (13.75 x 9 inches). Colour-printed image size is 230 x 190mm (9 x 7.5 inches)

Stock Number: apVF750CPrice: $220.00