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Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')

(1854-1928), Cartoonist in Vanity Fair

Artist of 60 portraits
In the 1880s and 1890s Liberio Prosperi was one of an international group of artists who worked for Vanity Fair magazine. They produced caricatures of many of the leading characters of the day, including artists, athletes, royalty, statesmen, scientists, authors, actors, soldiers and scholars. He signed his works 'Lib'.

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The Lobby of the House of Commons, 1886, by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib') - NPG 5256

The Lobby of the House of Commons, 1886

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
oil on canvas, published in Vanity Fair Christmas Supplement 1886
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5256

William Hood Walrond, 1st Baron Waleran, by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib') - NPG 3279

William Hood Walrond, 1st Baron Waleran

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 17 July 1886
NPG 3279

Charles Wood, by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib') - NPG 4755

Charles Wood

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 22 May 1886
On display in the Billiard Room at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 4755

John Francis Holcombe Read, by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib') - NPG 2598

John Francis Holcombe Read

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 28 April 1888
NPG 2598

George Rodney, 7th Baron Rodney, by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib') - NPG 4739

George Rodney, 7th Baron Rodney

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 10 November 1888
NPG 4739

Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.'), by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib') - NPG 3278

Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 22 February 1890
NPG 3278

Howard John Kennard, by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib') - NPG 2988

Howard John Kennard

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 6 December 1890
NPG 2988

James Weatherby ('Men of the Day. No. 470.'), by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib') - NPG D44490

James Weatherby ('Men of the Day. No. 470.')

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 17 May 1890
NPG D44490

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"Newmarket 1885" ('King Edward VII, Frederick Archer and 17 others)

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 30 November 1885
NPG D44255

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Richard William Church ('Men of the Day. No. 350.')

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 30 January 1886
NPG D44264

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Lionel Louis Cohen ('Statesmen. No. 488.')

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 24 April 1886
NPG D44276

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Edmund Tattersall ('Men of the Day. No. 357.')

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 8 May 1886
NPG D44278

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Charles Wood ('Men of the Day. No. 359.')

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 22 May 1886
NPG D44280

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William George Craven ('Men of the Day. No. 363.')

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 3 July 1886
NPG D44286

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William Hood Walrond, 1st Baron Waleran ('Statesmen. No. 493.')

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 17 July 1886
NPG D44288

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George Manners Astley, 20th Baron Hastings ('Statesmen. No. 494.')

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 24 July 1886
NPG D44289

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Robert Peck ('Men of the Day. No. 366.')

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 4 September 1886
NPG D44295

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Samuel Montagu, 1st Baron Swaythling ('Statesmen. No. 505.')

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 6 November 1886
NPG D44304

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"The Lobby of the House of Commons, 1886"

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 30 November 1886
NPG D44308

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Matthew Dawson ('Men of the Day. No. 369.')

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 4 December 1886
NPG D44309

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