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Vanity Fair cartoons: chromolithographs by various artists 1869-1914


2385 Portraits in set

The society magazine Vanity Fair was founded in 1868 and introduced a distinctive type of satirical portraiture new to English journalism. Appearing every week, these caricatures were reproduced by the relatively new process of chromolithography and included many of the best known figures of the later Victorian period.

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Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield [Statesmen No. 1], by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43364

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield [Statesmen No. 1]

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 30 January 1869
NPG D43364

William Ewart Gladstone, by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43365

William Ewart Gladstone

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 6 February 1869
NPG D43365

John Bright ('Statesmen No, 3'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43366

John Bright ('Statesmen No, 3')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 13 February 1869
NPG D43366

Robert Lowe, 1st Viscount Sherbrooke ('Statesmen, No. 4'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43368

Robert Lowe, 1st Viscount Sherbrooke ('Statesmen, No. 4')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 27 February 1869
NPG D43368

William Edward Forster; ('Statesmen, No. 5.'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43369

William Edward Forster; ('Statesmen, No. 5.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 6 March 1869
NPG D43369

William Page Wood, Baron Hatherley ('Statesmen, No.7.'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43371

William Page Wood, Baron Hatherley ('Statesmen, No.7.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 20 March 1869
NPG D43371

Edward Cardwell, Viscount Cardwell ('Statesmen, No. 9'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43373

Edward Cardwell, Viscount Cardwell ('Statesmen, No. 9')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 3 April 1869
NPG D43373

Richard Bethell, 1st Baron Westbury, by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43379

Richard Bethell, 1st Baron Westbury

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 15 May 1869
NPG D43379