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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

Mother Mary Star: ('People of the Day, No. 1.

Mother Mary Star: ('People of the Day, No. 1. "I felt very uncomfortable."'')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 20 February 1869
NPG D43367

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

Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville ('Statesmen, No. 6', by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43370

Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville ('Statesmen, No. 6'

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 13 March 1869
NPG D43370

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

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire ('Statesmen, No. 8.'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43372

Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire ('Statesmen, No. 8.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 27 March 1869
NPG D43372

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

Sir James Stansfeld; ('Statesmen, No. 10.

Sir James Stansfeld; ('Statesmen, No. 10. "Pour encourager les autres."')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 10 April 1869
NPG D43374

John Robert Townshend, 1st Earl Sydney; ('Statesmen, No. 13'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D43377

John Robert Townshend, 1st Earl Sydney; ('Statesmen, No. 13')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 1 May 1869
NPG D43377

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