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English Cricket Vanity Fair caricature print (c1884)

English Cricket Vanity Fair caricature print (c1884)

by Vanity Fair

Heritage Editions English Cricket caricature, Honourable Alfred Lyttleton.

Reproduction from a lithograph printed in colour circa 1884 after the caricature drawn by Ape, Carlo Pellegrini (1839-1889), for a series on ‘Men of the Day’ for the weekly periodical “Vanity Fair” published in London between 1868 and 1914.

The accompanying text stated “Mr Lyttelton is the eighth son of the late Lord Lyttelton. He was born seven-and-twenty years ago, and is an excellent young man of good manners and of good report. By profession he is a barrister, and, as such, is second “Devil” to the present Attorney-General who honours him with especial confidence. It is, however, as one of the lights of English Cricket that he is best known, and especially as a wicket-keeper. He is considered one of the best of the amateur players. He is very popular. He recently lost his overcoat.”...

Approx 33 x 20cm.

Stock Number: HE235Price: $18.00