Vanity Fair 1871 Statesmen 90 - Big Ben -5th August-1871
Vanity Fair 1871 Statesmen 90 - Big Ben
Print Size: 21cm x 35cm
Matted size: 38cm - 51cm approx
ondition: very good
Technique: Original 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.