VANITY FAIR CARICATURES

Vanity Fair ~ Background
Curious Origin of the TOP HAT
Legal~judges, wigged lawyers, solicitors...
vanity fair caricature of Queen Victoria- 'A Cimiez'

VF1 "A Cimiez"
Victoria, Her Majesty the Queen Empress
Royalty

Original Chromolithograph by "Guth", Jean Baptiste Guth (fl.1883-1921) for "Vanity Fair", Vincent Brook, London March June 17th, 1897
Guth was a French painter and caricaturist who was a regular contributor to Vanity Fair, 1889-1908.
No text Size= 30cm x 40cm / Price = AU$240

John Evelyn Watts, jockey, original chromolithograph by SPY, 1903

VF1a

"J.E.Watts" (Horse Racing Jockey/Sport)

John Evelyn Watts was born auspiciously at Newmarket in 1887. He could ride at six and was apprenticed to his publicly esteemed horseman father for 3 years. He is 16 in this portrait sporting racing colors and holding whip/stock having won 48 races the previous year
Original Chromolithograph by "AO" for "Vanity Fair" published by Vincent Brook, London March October 1st, 1903

Original text supplied
Size of image = 19cm x 34.5cm
Price of print and text Only (example of traditional frame presentation) = $275

 Vanity Fair American Businessman Andrew Carnegie

VF3 "Free Libraries"
Mr Andrew Carnegie
Business and Empire Builders

Original Chromolithograph by "SPY":, Sir Leslie Ward (1851-1922) for"Vanity Fair" Oct 29th,1903.
"..born in Dunfermline(Scotland)...;but he began life in America and became a great manufacturer and a millionaire, because he had determination and shrewness and other Scottish qualities...."
Has original text. Size = 25.5cm x 38cm Price=A$85

Richard Anthony Procter, Astronomy

VF4 "Astronomy"
Mr Richard Anthony Procter, B.A. F.R.A.S.
Science

Original Chromolithograph by "APE":, Carlo Pelligrini for"Vanity Fair" Nov. 13, 1875 .
Condition-fair with slight dent mid right side and small tears alongs edges
No. text. Size = 25.5cm x 38cm
Price=AUD$40

Sir Edmund Barton, First Prime Minister of Australia (1910-1903), 
original chromolithograph by SPY, 1902

VF5"AUSTRALIA"
Sir Edmund Barton, P.C., K.C.
(Politics/Legal)
Prime Minster of Australia 1 January, 1901 24 September, 1903 & Minister for External Affairs in the first Cabinet of the Australian Commonwealth.
Original Chromolithograph by "SPY", Sir Leslie Ward (fl.1851-1922) for "Vanity Fair", Vincent Brook, London March October 18th, 1902

Original text supplied
Framed in a Traditional maple birdseye frame using conservation materials (cotton matboards and conservation glass) with a title box containing information as above. with original test attached (could be framed separately).
Size of presentation = 46cm x 64cm
Price = POA

VF6 "Persia"
Shah of Persia

Original Chromolithograph by "SPY":, for"Vanity Fair" Jan 29, 1903.
"Muzaffer-ed-din, the Shah-in-shah, of King-of-Kings...He was Governor General of the Azerbaijan Province when his father violently died, but having been previously appointed to succeed him, he quietly ascended the Persian Throne seven years ago...Last year he made the grand tour..and in each country he behaved quite well...He generally looks very solemn; but he can laugh."

Condition Excellent
With text. Size = 25.5cm x 38cm
Price=AUD$80

VF6a "Spectoscopic Astronomy"
Sir William Huggins, F.R.S., D.C.L., LL.D. Ph.D, D.S.

Original Chromolithograph by "SPY":, for"Vanity Fair" April 9, 1903.
"His beginning is not so great as his present ; for, though he was born in 1824, he has been mounting the ladder of scientific fame ever, since, until he had nearly reached the starsHe practically invented spectroscopic astronomy...He has discovered more about comics than most of us yet know..."

Condition Excellent
With text. Size = 25.5cm x 38cm
Price=AUD$70

VF7 "China in London"
Chang Ta-Jen.
Diplomacy

Original Chromolithograph by "SPY":, for"Vanity Fair" April 9, 1903.
"Just 55 years ago the most congenial of Chinese diplomats was born in Peking. Fortunately for him and the world in general, his parents took a juster and more reasonable view of what education means than is commonly held by sons of Han...His adventures in London have been chronicled in a gossipping diary; which he published, unfortunately, in Chinese."

Condition Excellent
With text. Size = 25.5cm x 38cm
Price=AUD$75

VF8 "Philip"
Sir Philip H. Waterlow,
(Business and Empire Builders)

Original Chromolithograph by "SPY":, for"Vanity Fair" May 31,1879.
No Text

Condition Excellent
With text. Size = 25.5cm x 38cm
Price=AUD$50

VF9 "ubi Crookes ibi lux"
Sir William Crookes F.R.S.
(Chemistry)

Original Chromolithograph by "SPY":, for"Vanity Fair" May 21,1903

"Born , full of scientific imagination,..he is now fulle rthan ever of it..and at 16, after damaging much of the paernal furniture by acids and explosions, he was an active student in the Royal College of Chemisry..He invented the Radiometer; he discovered Thallium and Radient matter generally. he is aMan of Zcience who has done much to benefit the world practically..."


Condition Excellent
With text. Size = 25.5cm x 38cm
Price=AUD$75

VF10 "Conspicous and Cool"
Major-General Charles Crawford Frazor, V.C.
(Military & Navy)

Original Chromolithograph by "SPY":, for"Vanity Fair" Sept. 6, 1879


Condition slightly soiled on surface of print with discolouration around the edges
With text. Size = 25.5cm x 38cm
Price=AUD$40

VF11 "Finsbury"
Colonel Francis Duncan.
(British Army)

Original Chromolithograph by "Ape":, for"Vanity Fair" March 19,1887

Condition Fair
With text. Size = 25.5cm x 38cm
Price=AUD$30

VF12 Father Time
"Mr. John Francis Holcombe Read, J.P."
(Railway Official)

Original Chromolithograph by "LIB":, for"Vanity Fair" April 28, 1888

Condition is lightly scuffed.
With text. Size = 25.5cm x 38cm
Price=AUD$30

VF13 An Equerry in Waiting
"The Hon. Seymour John Fortescue, R.N."
(Royal Navy)

Original Chromolithograph by "SPY":, for"Vanity Fair" Sept. 19, 1895

Condition is lightly scuffed, small tears on outer edges.
With text. Size = 25.5cm x 38cm
Price=AUD$50

VF14 "l'Admiral"
Admiral Gervais
French Navy

Original Chromolithograph by "Guth":, for"Vanity Fair" Aug. 7, 1902
For 10 years past his name has been among the most popular in France ; for he is a maritime leader who possesses the qualities of seamanship, tact and boldness above all his brother Officiers"
Condition Excellent
With text. Size = 25.5cm x 38cm
Price=AUD$60

VF15 "North Northhamptonshire"
Lord Burghley, M.P.
Politics/Nobility

Original Chromolithograph by "APE", Carlo Pelligrini:, for"Vanity Fair" April 16,1887
For 10 years past his name has been among the most popular in France ; for he is a maritime leader who possesses the qualities of seamanship, tact and boldness above all his brother Officiers"
Condition slightly scuffed
With text. Size = 25.5cm x 38cm
Price=AUD$40(includes GST)

'Vanity Fair, jest, cold steel, captain alfred hutton, 1903, fencing, sport
SPVF2 "Cold Steel"
'Captain Alfred Hutton, F.S.A.' An ensign in the 79th Highlanders. He was sent to India...exchanged to the 7th Hussars and again to the King's Dragoon Guards...became the founder of the Central London Throat and Ear Hospital...founded Schools of Arms in all three Regiments, having discovered his metier in sword-play...He is President of the Amateur Fencing Association"
Original Chromolithograph by Caricaturist JEST with original text.
Published London August 13th, 1903
Size of image= 21.5cm x 38cm
Condition= Excellent Price= AUD$195

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