VANITY FAIR SPY CARTOON The Earl of Bradford Master of the Horse Yorks 1874
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VANITY FAIR SPY CARTOON. The Earl of Bradford 'Master of the Horse'. Yorks. 1874

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CAPTION BELOW PICTURE: 'Master of the Horse'

BRADFORD The Earl of. Debonair. By Ape. Interests: Racing. Top Hat. Beard. Bow tie. Frock coat. Umbrella. (Peers. Politics).

DATE PRINTED: 24 October 1874. This date is printed above the image    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx Image size 18.5 x 31.0cm (7 x 12 inches); Overall page size approximately 25 x 37cm (10 x 15 inches)

TYPE: Antique chromolithograph (colour) cartoon/caricature print.

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: The image shown may have been taken from a different example of this print than that which is offered for sale. The print you will receive is in good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition from that shown in the image. The margins around the print are adequate for matting/mounting unless otherwise stated here. A copy of the original biographical notes, published as a separate text page, will be supplied with the print. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain


PROVENANCE: Vanity Fair was a British weekly magazine published from 1868 to 1914. Subtitled "A Weekly Show of Political, Social and Literary Wares", it was founded by Thomas Gibson Bowles, who aimed to expose the contemporary vanities of Victorian society. A full-page, color lithograph of a contemporary celebrity or dignitary appeared in most issues, and it is for these caricatures that Vanity Fair is best known today. These prints are often referred to as "Spy Cartoons" after Leslie Ward, perhaps Vanity Fair's most prolific and celebrated cartoonist, who usually signed his works "Spy".

VANITY FAIR SPY CARTOON. The Earl of Bradford 'Master of the Horse'. Yorks. 1874
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