Record

Reference numberVF
LevelFonds
TitleVanity Fair cartoons
Date1869 -1912
DescriptionCaricature portraits of eminent men of the day published by Vanity Fair in conjunction with articles by "Jehu Junior" between 1869-1912. Most of the subjects are FRS.
18 were originally bound together in a volume including photographs and signatures of the individuals; the volume is inscribed "C S Sherrington 1927".
LanguageEnglish
Extent1 bound volume and 20 loose cartoons with accompanying text
MaterialsColoured lithographs on paper; some mounted on card; some accompanied by print-out of text from article
ArrangementVF/01-VF/39 arranged alphabetically by sitter surname
VF/40+ arranged chronologically on accession date
Access statusOpen
Administrative historyVanity Fair was founded in 1868 by Thomas Gibson Bowles (1842-1922) the magazine’s long-term editor and owner. It was not immediately successful and struggled with competition from rival publications. On 16 January 1869, Bowles promised his readers ‘Some Pictorial Wares of an entirely novel character’ and two weeks later appeared a full-page caricature of Benjamin Disraeli by Carlo Pellegrini. It was reproduced by Vincent Brooks - an expensive and highly regarded lithographe - and was the first of over 2,300 caricatures to be published by Vanity Fair.
Related materialSykes, Alan H 'The Doctors in Vanity Fair' 1995, Titus Wilson and Son Kendal
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