Portraits, Vanity Fair, Statesman 107, Newspapers, Mr William Henry Smith MP, 1872
Vanity Fair, Statesman 111, Sir Wilfred Lawson Bart, MP. Newspaperman
Print Size: 210 x 350mm
Condition: very good
Technique: Lithograph printed in colour
Description: original lithograph printed in colour
New Vanity Fair.
If you're looking for a who's who of Victorian life then grabbing an old copy of Vanity Fair is a good place to start. The most successful 'Society Magazine' in the history of English journalism, the publication ran under the promise of presenting “a weekly show of Political, Social and Literary Wares”. For almost fifty years it invited readers to recognise their vanities and each week it would summarise world events, review West End shows and – most importantly – caricature its readers! From artists and authors to scholars and statesmen; the Vanity Fair caricature was an integral part of upper-class Victorian life.