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"Police" caricature. Vanity Fair lithograph. Admirable Australian policeman. c1875.

by Carlo Pellegrini (Ape)

Vanity Fair caricature of Lieutenant-Colonel Edmund Yeamans Walcott Henderson, C.B.

It has been said of Colonel Henderson that he has only to walk down the street to have a good appointment offered to him.. ..he was sent from England "to Western Australia as Comptroller-General of Convicts, and being landed with his convicts on the shores of the Colony only to find that no preparations had been made to receive them, he set to work, and left there a complete organisation, while he took away with him the affection and good wishes of colonists whose common practice is to tear the officials to pieces.."

Original caricature portrait lithograph printed in colour circa 1875 by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, lithographers, after the caricature drawn by 'Ape', Carlo Pellegrini (1839-1889), for "Men of the Day" in the weekly periodical “Vanity Fair” published in London between 1868 and 1914. Vanity Fair caricatures parodied any noteworthy personage who had been mentioned in the news, and thereby was fair game for ridicule. It is rare to find the text, even when cut from laid-down column strips. It provides a wonderful description of a much-admired policeman.

Image size is 320 x 285mm (12.5 x 11.25 inches)

Stock Number: apPor.VF99Price: $150.00