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1880

From 1868 to 1914 Vanity Fair caricatures both lampooned and praised eminent Victorian and Edwardian Politicians, Sportsmen, Lawyers and other 'Men of the Day'. They are renowned throughout the world and highly collectible. They range in price from a few $'s up to several hundred for the scarcer & more sought after subjects.
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THE FOLLOWING CARTOONS APPEARED IN THE YEAR 1880
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RACING  SAVILE Mr Henry. 'The Turf'. Bred the Derby winner Cremorne. Born 1820. Joined Second Life Guards at 23. Inherited family property in 1857 and began farming and breeding horses on a large scale. Large beard and moustache. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1880.01.03
USA  WARD Mr Samuel. 'Uncle Sam'. 'The Prince of good livers'. Educated at Harvard. By Spy. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. 1880.01.10
MILITARIA  GIFFORD Captain Lord VC: 'V. C. '. By Spy. Soldier. Served in Gibraltar. India. Africa (Ashanti War). Awarded Victoria Cross at Beequah. Late served in Natal South Africa. Ceylon. Cyprus. Not in uniform. Overall size c. 8x14 inches. Coloured. 1880.01.17
FAMOUS  ZOLA M. Emile. 'French Realism'. The famous novelist.  Seated. Wearing glasses and bow tie. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By 'T'. (Writers. France. Italy) 1880.01.24
IRELAND                         Eire  PALMER Sir Roger William Henry BART: 'Roger'. Fought at Balaklava. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. The family has gone to Ireland from Norfolk in the 17th Century. Shown contentedly smoking a pipe with river and swans in the background. 1880.01.31
DEBONAIR  MACDONALD Vice-Admiral Sir Reginald John KCSI. 'Rim'. By Spy. Born 1820. His parents came from Scotland. Joined the Navy at 13. In white tie and tails. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. (Naval). 1880.02.07
MILITARIA  KINGSCOTE Col. Robert Nigel Fitzhardinge. MP. 'The court'. By Spy. Born 1829. Joined Scots Guards at 17. Served in Crimea as aide-de-camp to Lord Raglan. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. 1880.02.14
LANCS                          Lancashire  WHITLEY M. E. MP for 'Liverpool'. Long grey beard. By Spy. Educated Rugby. Articled as a Lawyer to his father but turned to Sunday Schools and Politics. Mayor of Liverpool. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. 1880.02.21
NAVAL  RAMSAY Commander Lord RN. 'Liverpool'. Joined the Navy at 13. Born 1848. Became equerry to the Duke of Edinburgh. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. Not in uniform. (Ships. ) 1880.02.28
DEBONAIR  FRASER Colonel James Keith: 'Keith'. Wearing rather 'dashing' cravat. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 'as quiet and well-bred man as may be found in these islands. Top Hat. Frock coat. Gloves. Walking stick. 1880.03.06
LAW  CLARKE Mr Edward MP: 'Southwark'. Barrister who turned to politics. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. MP for Southwark London. Won various famous legal battles. Wearing: Top hat. Frock coat. Side whiskers. 1880.03.13
YORKSHIRE                    Yorks.  SPOFFORTH Mr Markham. 'He invented the Conservative Working Man'. Born 1825. Educated privately. Deputed by Disraeli to re-organise the Conservative 'electioneering machinery'. Wearing a cloak. Smoking a cigar. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By APE. (Politics) 1880.03.20
LONDON  INVERURIE Lord. 'Candidate for Chelsea'. A debonair figure. By Spy. Born 1852. Educated Eton. Cambridge. HOBBIES: Rifle Shooting in the Scottish 8 at Wimbledon. Smoking a cigar. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. 1880.03.27
IRELAND                         Eire  HEADLEY Lord. 'a loyal Irishman'. Prospective MP to Marylebone. London. Educated Harrow. Oxford. Became Captain of Kerry Militia. Top Hat. Smoking Cigar. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By APE. 1880.04.03
UNIFORMS  ROBERTS General Sir F. KCB. 'Bobs'. In Uniform. Served in India. Joined the army in 1851 Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By WGR. (Militaria) 1880.04.10
SUSSEX  GREGORY Mr George Burrow. MP for 'East Sussex'. Wealthy Lawyer. Wearing Top Hat. Glasses. Bow tie. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1880.04.17
FENCING  STRACY Lt. Col Henry. Scos Guards. Holding foil. In fencing clothes. 'Henry'. Born 1839 into a Norfolk family. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By APE. 1880.04.24
FAMOUS  MEISSONIER M. Jean Louis Ernest: 'a great French painter'. Huge beard. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By 'T'. 'USUALLY TAKES A THEATRICAL VIEW OF HIS SUBJECT'. Awarded Legion of Honour. (Artists). 1880.05.01
IRELAND                         Eire  ARDILAUN Lord. 'a practical patriot'. Member of the Guinness family. Born 1840. Educated Eton. Trinity College Dublin. Owned and improved many thousands of acres he owned in Mayo and Galway. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. (Beer). 1880.05.08
MEN OF THE DAY  CALCRAFT Mr Henry G. 'Board of Trade'. Civil servant. Wearing glasses. Born 1856. Clerk in Board of Trade. After 15 years promoted to head the Railway Dept. HOBBIES: Writing. Horse racing. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1880.05.15
LONDON  WORMS Baron Henry de. MP for Greenwich. 'Intelligent Toryism'. Born 1839. Educated King's College London. Became a lawyer. Then went into the City. Wrote books on Science and Education. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By APE. 1880.05.22
IRELAND                         Eire  PLUNKET The Rt. Hon. David. MP for Dublin University. Lawyer. 'hereditary eloquence'. Born 1840. Descended from the Irish orator David Plunket. Educated Trinity College Dublin. Irish Solicitor General. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By APE. (Politics) 1880.05.29
UNIFORMS  CUMMING Sir William Alexander Gordon. Bart. 'Bill'. In Uniform. Sword.  Born 1849. Educated at Eton. Served in Scots Guards. HOBBIES: Big game hunting. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By APE. 1880.06.05
LAW  BRADLAUGH Mr Charles MP: 'Iconoclast'. By Spy. Lawyer. Politician. Born in Hoxton London. Became a soldier before turning to the law. Wrote 'revolutionary' literature under the name of Iconoclast. 'advocate of the most nauseous opinions'. Overall size c. 8x14 inches. Coloured. (Writers. Politics. ) 1880.06.12
WRITERS  GREENWOOD Mr Frederick: 'He created 'The Pall Mall Gazette' '. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Ape. Began writing poetry at 15. Rose to become Editor of the Cornhill Magazine then found Pall Mall Gazette. Wearing: Wing collar. Frock coat. 1880.06.19
DIPLOMATS  PAGET The Rt. Hon. Sir Augustus Berkeley KCB: 'Promotion by marriage' Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By 'T'. Family from Anglesey Wales. Served in Post Office. Audit Office. And Foreign Office. Served in Berlin Germany. Lisbon Portugal. Rome Italy. Wearing Blazer. Buttonhole. Waistcoat. 1880.06.26
KENT  FOLKESTONE Viscount. MP for South Wiltshire. 1874. Top Hat. Beard. 'South Wilts'. Born 1841. HOBBIES: Tennis. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By APE. (Politics) 1880.07.03
FAMOUS  GLADSTONE. CHAMBERLAIN + HARTINGTON. In the Commons. 'Babble Birth and Brummagem'. The Prime Ministers shown seated in the House of Commons. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By 'T'. (Politics). 1880.07.06
FAMOUS  SPENCER-CHURCHILL Lord Randolph Henry. MP Father of Winston. 'a younger Son'. Born 1849. Educated at Oxford. MP for Woodstock. Married an American lady. A debonair young man. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. (Politics) 1880.07.10
SHROPS                       Shropshire Salop  SHREWSBURY and TALBOT. The Earl of. 'the premier Earl'. By Spy. Born 1861. Inherited the title at 17 including 30. 000 acres of land. Wearing large buttonhole. Debonair. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. (Peers). 1880.07.17
MILITARIA  PHILLIPS Colonel Lewis Guy. Grenadier Guards. In uniform. Monocle. 'Orders at Wimbledon'. By Ape. Educated Eton. Christchurch. Good at cricket. Athletics. Boxing. Fought in American Civil War at Fredericksburg USA as a volunteer to General Lee. Hobbies: Books. Overall size c. 8x14 inches. Coloured. 1880.07.24
CAMBS                          Cambridgeshire  GORST Mr John Eldon. MP for Cambridge 1866. 'Tory organisation'. Born 1835. Educated at Cambridge. Became a lawyer and businessman. Wearing Top Hat. Monocle. Long beard. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. (Politcs). 1880.07.31
DORSET                         Dorsetshire  GUEST Mr Montague John. MP for Wareham. By Spy. 'Monty'. Born 1839. Father was a rich iron maker. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. Wearing Top Hat. Wing Collar. Moustache. 1880.08.07
SCOTLAND                  Scottish  FORBES Sir Charles John Baronet. Of NEWE. 'of Newe'. Born 1843. Top hat. Buttonhole. Carrying walking stick. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By APE. 1880.08.14
USA  LOWELL Mr James Russell. 'Hosea Biglow'. Poet. Diplomat. The family had gone to America in the late 16th century. He was born in Boston 1819. Educated at Harvard. Became a lawyer before turning to writing and politics. Coloured. c. 8x14 ins. By 'T'. (Cigar. Beard) 1880.08.21
IRELAND                         Eire  O'DONNELL Mr Frank Hugh O'Cahan. MP for Dungarvan. Shown seated. 'Roman Catholic Home-Rule'. Born Davenport 1848. Wearing a monocle. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By 'T'. (Politics) 1880.08.28
POLITICS  RICHARD Mr Henry MP. A pacifist who wanted 'Peace' by arbitration. Born 1812. An MP for 12 years at this time (1880). Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. (Top Hat. Grey beard) 1880.09.04
IRELAND                         Eire  PARNELL Mr Charles Stewart MP. 'Anti Rent'. The famous politician. Born 1831. Educated at Magdalen Cambridge. Elected MP for Meath 1876. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By 'T'. (Beard. Waistcoat. . Frock coat) 1880.09.11
WALES  ANGLESEY The Marquis of. 'the head of the Pagets'. Born 1835. Born 1835. His interests were in the hunting field. Married an American lady in Paris. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Ape. (Top Hat. Bow tie. Holding a whip). (Peers). 1880.09.18
CORNWALL  COURTNEY Mr Leonard Henry. MP. Born Cornwall 1832.  Educated at Cambridge. Reputed to write for The Times. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By 'T'. (Politics) 1880.09.25
NOTTS                          Nottinghamshire  WINCHILSEA and NOTTINGHAM The Earl of. 'Youth'. MP for Northants. Born 1815. Educated at Oxford. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. Shown lighting a cigar. A rather eccentric looking gentleman with bow tie and ill-fitting waistcoat. (Peers. Politics) 1880.10.02
BUCKS                          Buckinghamshire  AILESBURY The Marquis of. 'Three Dowagers'. Owner of Savernake. Born 1811. Educated Eton. Cambridge. MP for 46 years. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By 'T'. (Peers). 1880.10.09
SCOTLAND                  Scottish  SINCLAIR Sir John George Tollemache Bart. MP for Caithness-shire. Born 1816. Tried to become an MP for 20 years before succeeding. Wrote poetry. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By APE. (Politics) 1880.10.16
IRELAND                         Eire  O'DONOGHUE The. Of the Glens. MP for Tipperary then Tralee. 'The O'Donoghue'. Large beard. Buttonhole. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1880.10.23
CUMBS                           Cumbria Cumberland  WYNDHAM The Hon. Percy Scawen. MP for West Cumberland. 'Aesthetics'. 'A rich honest gentleman'. Wearing a monocle and extravagant cravat. Rather a haughty look. Born 1835. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1880.10.30
BUSINESS  BESSEMER Sir Henry. CE. Invented a new method to make 'Steel'. Born 1812. Began life as an artist. A man of many parts: Gardener. Astronomy. Inventions. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1880.11.06
HANTS                           Hampshire  LYMINGTON Viscount. MP for Barnstaple. By Spy. 'Young Oxford'  Born 1856. Educated at Oxford. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. Top Hat. Long hair. (Politics. Peers) 1880.11.13
WRITERS  ABOUT M. Edmond Francois Valentin. 'French fiction'. Wrote many works. Born 1828. Studied archaeology in Greece. The turned to writing. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By 'T'. (Writers. France) 1880.11.20
DEVON                           Devonshire  BASTARD Capt. John. 'Horses'. An old Devonshire family. By Spy. Joined the Army. Intereed in coaching - shown holding a whip. Top Hat. Beard. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. 1880.11.27
POLITICS
THE FOURTH PARTY. 4 politicians on seats in the Commons. By Spy. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. Sir Stafford NORTHCOTE. Sir Richard CROSS and others.
1880.12.01
FRANCE  SAY M. Jean Baptiste Leon. 'President No. 3'. Wearing white tie. Born 1826. Elected to national Assembly 1826. Became Ambassador to London. The President of France. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By APE. 1880.12.04
LAW  CARDEN Alderman Sir Robert Walter. KNT. MP Gloucester/Barnstaple. 'City justice'. Born 1801. Began as a soldier. Became a stockbroker. Lord Mayor of London. Magistrate (Shown on the bench). Much grey hair/beard. Quill pen. Col. c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. (Stock Exchanges. Politics. Glos. Devon) 1880.12.11
DOCTORS  WILSON Mr Erasmus MRCS. 'the Obelisk'. Sent Cleopatra's Needle to UK. Born 1809. Son of a naval surgeon. Became a specialist in the diseases of the skin. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1880.12.18
THEATRE  M. SARDOU Victorien. French playwright. 'Ficelle Dramatique'. Born 1831. Studied medicine. History. 'now perhaps the most popular and successful play-writer in France'. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By 'T'. (Writers) 1880.12.25

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