VANITY FAIR CARTOONS: Caricatures by 'Spy' and others. General Interest Subjects.

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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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 BRUNNOW Maron de: By APE. German education. Represented Russia. Coloured. c. 8x14 ins. 'One of the most precious products of political Miscegenation'. Show wearing Top Coat. Cravat. Top Hat. Walking stick. 1870. 12. 03
 BULWER Sir Henry L. E: 'A superannuated diplomat'. APE. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. Served in Belgium. France. Spain. USA. America. Turkey. Carrying top hat. Beard. Bow tie. 1870. 08. 27
 CAMBON M. Paul. 'French Ambassador. Wearing White tie and cloak. Born 1843. Served in such places as Tunis. Ambassador to Constantinople before coming to London. Monocle. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By GUTH. (France). 1899.03.09
 DECRAIS M. Pierre Louis Albert. French Ambassador in London. Born 1848. Began as a tutor and lawyer. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By GUTH. In white tie and tails wearing medal. Beard. 1893.12.28
 DOYLE Mr Percy William CB: Shown seated. 'Diplomacy'. Coloured. Overall c. 8x14 inches. Attache at Washington USA. Served in Spain. Belgium. Turkey. Mexico. 1873.12.27
 DURAND Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Mortimer. 'Washington Post'. In Riding clothes. Born India 1850. Served 21 years in India. Then became Ambassador to Washington USA. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. (Gloves. Riding crop. Boots. Spurs) 1904.05.12
 ELLIOT The Rt. Hon. Sir Henry George GCB: Spy. 'Ambassador to the Porte'. Coloured. c. 8x14 ins. Kinsman of 'the great Elliot who defended Gibraltar'. Educated: Eton Berks. Served in: Australia. Russia. Holland. Austria. Denmark. Italy. 1877.03.17
 HAMMOND Lord: 'Foreign Policy'.Top at.Bow tie.Walking stick. Coloured. Overall size c.8x14 ins. By Ape. Joined the Foreign Office. (Peers). 1875.06.19
 HERBERT Sir Michael Henry. 'Washington'. British Ambassador to USA. Born 1858. Coloured. Overall c. 10x15 ins. By Spy. 1903.01.15
 LASCELLES Sir Frank Cavendish PC GCB GCMG. 'Berlin'. Ambassador to Germany. Born 1840. A careerdiplomat who served in many countries. Standing. Smoking cigarette. Wing collar. Hobbies: Bridge. Golf. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1902.03.27
 LASCELLES Sir Frank GCB GCMG. <Same caption>. Born 1841. Retired 1911. Ambassador to Russia in 1904 and Germany 1905. Grey beard. Frock coat. By K. Overall size c. 8x14 inches. Coloured. 1912.10.23
 LEE Sir Henry Austin KCMG CB. <Same caption>. Born in Ceylon. Educated Elizabeth College Guernsey and Pembroke Oxford. Joined Foreign Office 1870. British Administrator of Suez Canal Company. By K. Overall size c. 8x14 inches. Coloured. 1912.10.16
 LESSAR M. Paul: 'The Affghan frontier'. Represented Russia. Coloured. Overall 8x14 ins. Wearing: Top hat. Long moustache. Frock coat. Frenchman. (France). 1885.09.19
 LYONS Lord. Ambassador to Washington USA and Paris. 'Diplomacy'. Born 1817. Wearing Top Hat. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By APE. 1878.04.06
 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
 REDESDALE Lord. 'The Nobleman of the Garden'. Top Hat. Umbrella. Educated Eton. Oxford. Joined the Foreign Office. Served in Russia and Japan. On his return developed his gardens on his estate in Hampshire. Helped design The Mall London. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1904.06.16
 RODD Mr James Rennell CMG. 'Diplomacy and Poetry'. By Spy. Born London 1859. His family came from Cornwall. Educated Haileybury. Balliol. Joined Diplomatic Service at 25. Invalided home from Africa. Waistcoat. Smoking cigarette. Coloured. c. 8x14 ins. (Poets. Writers) 1897.01.07
 RUSSELL The Rt. Hon. Lord Odo William Leopold GCB: Spy. 'Odo'. Coloured. Overall c. 8x14 ins. Shown seated. Served in: Austria. Washington USA. Turkey. Italy. France. Negotiator in the lead up to the Crimean War. Wearing: Glasses. Beard. Waistcoat. 1877.07.28
 SATOW Sir Ernest.' Peking '. British Ambassador to China. Born 1843. Educated Mill Hill. London University. Coloured. Overall size c. 10x15 inches. Fluent Japanese speaker. By Spy. 1903.04.23
 STEPHEN Sir Alexander Condie KCMG. KCVO. CB. Career diplomat. 'Russian Persian and Turkish'. Educated at Rugby. Severed in many parts of the world. A linguist. Balding head. Wing collar. Pin-stripe trousers. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Spy. 1902.12.18
 TENTERDEN Lord. 'The Foreign Office'. Grey Top Hat. Monocle. Born 1834. Went to USA to negotiate the Alabama Treaty. A Freemason. HOBBIES: Fishing. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By APE. (Freemasons) 1878.08.17
 THRONTON H. E. The Rt. Hon. Sir Edward GCB: 'safe Ambassador'. APE. Coloured. 8x14 ins. Served in Italy. South America. Mexico. Paraguay. Uruguay. America. Ambassador to Russia. Wearing: Bow tie. Coat. Whiskers. 1886.03.27
 WELLESLEY Col. The Hon. Frederick Arthur. 'Promotion by merit'. Born 1845. A nephew of the Duke of Wellington. Colonel of the Coldstream Guards. First Secretary of the Embassy in Vienna. Coloured. Overall size c. 8x14 ins. By Ape. (Militaria - not in uniform) 1878.05.25

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A-C

ACADEMICS
ARCHITECTURE
ARTISTS
ASTRONOMY
ATHLETICS
AUCTIONS
AVIATION
BALLOONS
BANKING
BEER
BILLIARDS
BOXING
BUSINESS
CARS
CHEMISTS
CHESS
CLERGY
COACHING
CRICKET
CYCLING

D-F

DEBONAIR
DECORATIVE
DIPLOMATS
DOCTORS
DOGS
EXPLORERS
FAMOUS
FARMING
FENCING
FINANCE
FIRES
FISHING
FOOD
FOOTBALL
FREEMASONS

G-N

GARDENERS
GOLF
HERALDRY
HORSES
HOSPITALS
HUNTING
INVENTIONS
JOCKEYS
JOURNALISTS
LADIES
LAW
MEN OF THE DAY
MILITARIA
MOUNTAINEERING
MUSIC
NAVAL
NEWSPAPERS

O-R

OCCULT
OPERA
PEERS
POETS
POLICE
POLITICS
POLO
POST OFFICE
PUBLISHERS
RACING
RAILWAYS
RIFLE SHOOTING
ROGUES
ROWING
ROYALTY
RUGGER

S-W

SAILING
SCHOOLS
SCULPTORS
SHIPPING
SHIPS
SHOOTING
SLAVERY
SPORTS
STATESMEN
STOCK EXCHANGES
TEA
TEACHERS
TELEGRAPHS
TENNIS
THEATRE
TRAINS
UNIFORMS
WINES
WINTER SPORTS
WRITERS

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