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(Paul) Julius de Reuter, Baron de Reuter (né Israel Beer Josaphat)

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(Paul) Julius de Reuter, Baron de Reuter (né Israel Beer Josaphat), by Melchiorre Delfico, published in Vanity Fair 14 December 1872 - NPG 3275 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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(Paul) Julius de Reuter, Baron de Reuter (né Israel Beer Josaphat)

by Melchiorre Delfico
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 14 December 1872
12 in. x 7 1/4 in. (305 mm x 184 mm)
Purchased, 1934
Primary Collection
NPG 3275


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Founder of a worldwide news agency, Reuter established a virtual monopoly on the distribution of foreign news by laying a network of telegram cables across the globe. This was the first contribution by the Neapolitan caricaturist Baron Delfico, from whom the Vanity Fair style was originally derived. The pose is appropriate for the 'Napoleon of telegrams'. The editor commented on Reuter's power in the accompanying text:

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