Portraits, Vanity Fair, Statesman 107, Newspapers, Mr William Henry Smith MP, 1872

Portraits, Vanity Fair, Statesman 107, Newspapers, Mr William Henry Smith MP, 1872

Regular price $150.00 Sale

Vanity Fair, Statesman 111, Sir Wilfred Lawson Bart, MP. Newspaperman

Date: 1872

Print Size: 210 x 350mm

Condition: very good

Technique: Lithograph printed in colour

Price: $150

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.