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1906

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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HUNTING  LUBBOCK Mr Edgar. 'The Master of the Blankney'. In red Hunting coat. Educated Eton. Played cricket for the MCC in tours of Canada and America. Soccer (Football) for England. Became a lawyer. Director of the Bank of England. Whitbread's Brewery. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By BEDE. (Banking). 1906.01.04
LANCS                          Lancashire  GALLOWAY Mr W J. M. : 'He is very Affluent'. By Ruth (Max Beerbohm). Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. MP for Manchester. Interests: Music. Shooting. Theatre. Bridge (Cards). Wearing: Glasses. Buttonhole. Smoking cigarette. Bow Tie. 1906.01.11
SCOTLAND  BIRRELL The Rt. Hon. Augustine. : 'The Passive Resister's last hope'. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. Lawyer who turned to politics. MP for West Fife in 1889. Wearing: Glasses. Frock coat. Wing collar. 1906.01.18
DURHAM  ROBSON Sir W S. KC. MP for South Shields. 'The Solicitor General'. Born 1852. Educated Caius College. A lawyer called to the Bar 1880. QC in 1892. MP for Bow and Bromley London 1885. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1906.01.25
WRITERS  PINERO Mr Arthur Wing. ['England's premier dramatist']. 'Though it is. . . ' An unusual cartoon - George Bernard Shaw shown walking in the background. His family was from Portugal. Began life as a lawyer's clerk. The Actor. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By BULBO. 1906.02.01
POLITICS  HARDIE Mr J Keir. MP for Mid-Lanark. 'Queer Hardie'. By Spy.  Began work in the coalfields of Scotland at the age of 8. Self educated. Became Secretary of local Trade Union thence to Parliament 1888. 'an earnest dreamer'. Smoking a pipe. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. 1906.02.08
IRELAND                         Eire  GOUGH General Sir Hugh VC GCB. 'Keeper of the Crown Jewels'. From Tipperary. Fought in the Indian Mutiny where he won the Victoria Cross. His brother Charles was also awarded the VC. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. (Militaria) 1906.02.15
LAW  CECIL Lord Robert KC MP. In wig and gown. 'So voluble an advocate…' Educated Eton. Oxford. President of the Union. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. (Politics). 1906.02.22
NORTHANTS                Northamptonshire  FITZWILLIAM Mr George. 'Billy' in RED HUNTING COAT. Mayor Peterborough. Soldiered in the Royal Horse Guards. High Sheriff of Northamptonshire. Landowner. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. (Horses). 1906.03.01
CLERGY  RIPON The Bishop. (William Boyd-Carpenter). Wearing vestments. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. Educated Liverpool. Cambridge. Curate at Maidstone Kent. Then Clapham Lee and Holloway London. Canon Windsor Berks. Bishop of Ripon Yorkshire 1884. 'A man Right Reverend and Well-Beloved'. 1906.03.08
HUNTING  BRASSEY Mr Albert. 'The Master of the Heythrop'. RED HUNTING COAT. Educated Eton. University College Oxford. Soldiered in the 14th Hussars. Became an MP. Wearing riding boots and spurs. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1906.03.15
LONDON  LANE Maj-General Sir R. B. 'Rowdy'. Governor Chelsea Hospital. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. Served in Zulu War South Africa. Boer War. In battles such as Tel-el-Kebir. Ulundi. Commander in Alexandria Egypt and Malta. (Militaria) 1906.03.22
LAW  BANKES John Eldon KC. 'Good Form'. In wig and gown. By Spy. Educated Eton. Oxford. Lived in Flintshire. Wales. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. 1906.03.29
DEVON  PLYMOUTH The Earl of. 'Good Works'. By Spy. Educated Eton. St. John's Cambridge. Built himself Hewell Grange Worcestershire. HOBBIES: Art. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. 1906.04.05
DOCTORS  BARLOW Sir Thomas. 'Physician to His Majesty's Household'. By Spy. Born in Lancashire. Physician to Queen Victoria. King Edward's Hospital Great Ormond Street and others. Hobbies: Reading. Archaeology. Overall size c. 8x14 inches. Coloured. 1906.04.12
CLERGY  STEPNEY The Bishop of. 'A Bishop of Decision'. Came from Scotland. Educated at Oxford where he was President of the Union. Bishop of Stepney London 1901. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1906.04.19
GOLF  TAYLOR John Henry. 'John Henry'. Carrying golf club. By Spy. Born near Westward Ho! Became a caddie. Professional at Burnham. Won The Open 1894 and 1895. Beaten by Vardon in play-off 1896. Won again 1900. Became professional at Mid-Surrey Club Richmond. Coloured. Overall c. 8x14 ins. 1906.04.26
UNIFORMS  THOMSON Lt. Col Anstruther. 'Commanding 2nd Life Guards'. RED COAT. Educated Eton. Sandhurst. Fought in South Africa. Award DSO. Heir to the Earls of Orkney. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. (Militaria) (Slightly too large to scan to show all the margins.) 1906.05.03
IRELAND                         Eire  McCALMONT Maj. General Sir Hugh. 'Sir Hugh'. MP for North Antrim. Educated Eton. Joined the 9th Lancers. Fought in many campaigns. HOBBIES. Steeplechasing. Horses. WEARING: A rather loud waistcoat. Smoking a cigar. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1906.05.10
RACING  WALDEN Lord Howard de. 'He patronises Literature and the Turf…' Educated Eton. Sandhurst. Joined 10th Hussars. Fought in Boer War. WEARING: Straw boater. Monocle. Carrying binoculars. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1906.05.17
SPAIN  ALFONSO XIII. 'S. M. Alfonso XIII'. In military uniform. King of Spain. Wearing medals. Sash. Sword. Boots. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By GUTH. (Royalty. Uniforms) 1906.05.24
SPAIN  BATTENBERG HRH Victoria Eugene of. B/W. Signed LESLIE WARD. A most unusual item. Facsimile on the sketch reads 'sketched at Kensington Palace May 1906'. She became Queen of Spain 31st May 1906. Uncoloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy (Leslie Ward). (Royalty. Germany) 1906.05.31
LONDON  CAUSTON The Rt. Hon R. K. MP for Southwark. 'A cheery Paymaster'. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. Son of a businessman - printers. Elected MP for Colchester Essex and later for Southwark. Lord of the Treasury 1892. (Politics). 1906.06.07
WILTS                             Wiltshire  FITZMAURICE Lord. MP for Colne at 23. Then for Cricklade in 1898. 'He does not under-estimate his own ability'. Educated Eton. Trinity College Cambridge. Wearing glasses. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1906.06.14
RACING  WALKER Mr W Hall MP. 'A Lucky Owner'. Bred horses. By Spy. Educated Harrow where he interests were fencing and swimming. Later hobbies included Polo. Deer Stalking/shooting. Rather debonair with buttonhole. Carrying binoculars. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. 1906.06.21
FINANCE  SCHUSTER Mr Felix. 'Free Trade and Finance'. Banker. Born Frankfort. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. The family was from Germany. Educated Geneva Switzerland and Liverpool Lancs. Director of the Union Bank in 1888. Spoke 12 languages. Expert in commercial law. 1906.06.28
ROWING  ROWE Mr George Duncan. 'A celebrated oarsman…'. Flannels. Boater. Born 1857. Educated Marlborough. Oxford. Captain of the winning Boat Race crew 1880. Steward of Henley Regatta. A stockbroker. Smoking a pipe. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1906.07.04
CRICKET  HAYWARD Thomas. 'Tom'. Bat under his arm. In Flannels and blazer. Born Cambridge 1871. Played for Surrey and England. 'in firs week of July 1906 put together two thousand runs'. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1906.07.11
CRICKET  SPOONER Mr R. H. By Spy. 'Reggie'. Holding bat. Gloves. Padded up. Educated at Marlborough. Played for Lancashire and England. Also played Rugger for England. Served in the Boer War. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1906.07.18
LEICS                            Leicestershire  WEARDALE Lord. 'A Cynical Radical'. MP for Market Harborough 1904. Born 1846. Linguist. Vigorous opponent of Chamberlain. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy (Politics) 1906.07.25
SAILING  LEEDS The Duke of. 'Vice-commodore'. In flannels. Yachting cap. Born 1862. Educated Eton. Trinity College Cambridge. Smoking a cigarette. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. (Peers). 1906.08.01
CRICKET  TYLDESLEY J. T. 'Forty-six centuries in eleven years'. In flannels. Born near Manchester November 22nd 1873. 1st class career began 1895. Played for Lancashire. Toured Australia and South Africa. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy 1906.08.08
CRICKET  GILLINGHAM The Rev. F H. 'Cricketing Christianity'. Making a cover drive. Born in Japan 1875. Educated Dulwich College. Durham University. First played for Essex 1899. Chaplain to the Forces at Tidworth. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. (Clergy) 1906.08.15
GOLF  MAXWELL Mr Robert. 'North Berwick'. Golf club under his arm. By Spy. Born Edinburgh 1876. Educated at Eton. 'won practically every amateur golfing honour'. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. 1906.08.22
SOUTH AFRICA  MATHERS Mr E P. 'South Africa'. Journalist. Owned newspapers. Born Edinburgh Scotland. Went to the Cape 1878. 'Foretold the coming greatness of the gold fields'. A teetotaller. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1906.08.29
RACING  LODER Major Eustace. 'Spearmint'. Owned and bred race horses. Educated Eton. Cambridge. Joined the Army in 12th Lancers. Set up a breeding establishment in Kildare Ireland. Member of the Jockey Club. Debonair in Bowler hat. Carrying binoculars. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. (Debonair) 1906.09.05
JOCKEYS  DILLON Bernard. 'Bernard'. In racing colours holding saddle. By Spy. Born Tralee Ireland September 7th 1881. His father was a trainer. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. 1906.09.12
PEERS  LYTTON The Earl of. 'Victor'. Fond of literature and the arts. Landowner. Born in Simla India 1876. Educated at Eton. HOBBIES: Fishing in Norway. 'Lives chiefly on rice and nuts'. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1906.09.19
HERTS                            Hertfordshire  ST. ALBANS The Bishop of. 'Tolerance'. (Edgar Jacob). Educated Winchester. New College Oxford. 'the best business man on the Bench of Bishops'. Wearing glasses. Coat with fur collar. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. (Clergy). 1906.09.26
UNIFORMS  CALLEY Colonel CB MVO. '1st Life Guards'. Wearing uniform. By Spy. Joined Life Guards 1877. Served abroad including the Boer War. A Freemason. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. (Militaria. Freemasons). 1906.10.03
UNIFORMS  DOMVILLE Admiral Sir Compton. '40 H. P. in a dingy'. By Spy. Joined the navy in 1856. Served in the West Indies. South Africa. China. In uniform. Sword. Telescope. Medals. Overall size c. 8x14 inches. Coloured. (Naval. Militaria) 1906.10.10
LAW  BRAY Mr Justice. 'A man of Law and Broad Acres'. Wig. Gown. Born 1842. Landowner at Shere Surrey. HOBBIES: Shooting. 'had a marvellous memory'. Wearing glasses. Red sash. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1906.10.17
DECORATIVE  SPEAKER The. 'Mr Speaker'. In resplendent robes of office. By Spy. Lowther The Rt. Hon. J W. Educated Eton. Cambridge. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. (Politics. Uniforms). 1906.10.24
ROWING  McKENNA Mr Reginald MP. 'In the winning Crew'. Cambridge 8 in 1887. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. Educated King's College London and Trinity Hall Cambridge. Began in the law then turned to politics. Wearing: Wing collar. Frock Coat. 1906.10.31
JOCKEYS  TEMPLEMAN Arthur. 'A rising Star'. Wearing colours. Holding whip. Born 1887. HOBBIES: Billiards. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1906.11.07
WRITERS  HOCKING Mr Silas Kitto. 'Silas Hocking'. Methodist. Novelist. By Spy. Born Cornwall 1841. Set our to be a Surveyor of Mines but became a Methodist Minister. Started writing later in life. Shown sporting a large grey beard. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. (Clergy). 1906.11.14
JOCKEYS  HIGGS William. 'Top of the List'. In colours under a raincoat. Whip. Born 1874. From Ireland. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1906.11.21
JOCKEYS  GRIGGS William. 'He rides for Lord Durham'. In colours. Holding whip. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1906.11.28
RUTLAND  HANBURY Mr Evan. 'Cottesmore'. In RED HUNTING COAT. Boots. Spurs. Born 1854. Educated Eton where he played racquets and fives etc. Lived in Oakham. Went big game hunting. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1906.12.05
CHESHIRE  CORBET Mr Reginald. 'To the manner born'. In RED HUNTING COAT. Born 1857. Master of the South Cheshire Hunt. Holding whip. Horn tucked into his coat. Boots. Spurs Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1906.12.12
DURHAM  JOICEY Lord. 'Collieries'. Newcastle coal mine owner. By Spy. Born 1846. MP for 20 years. Director of various companies. Grey beard and moustache. Smoking a cigarette. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. (Business). 1906.12.19
UNIFORMS  JELLICOE Capt John Rushworth RN. 'Naval Ordnance'. In navy uniform. Born 1859. Expert in naval gunnery. Wearing medals and sword. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. (Ships). 1906.12.26

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