Antique chromolithograph caricature of Lev Tolstoy, Vanity Fair, Oct 24th 1901.
Signed Snapp in the plate.
"War & Peace"
Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Ltd.
Image size, ca. 7 x 12 inches (18.5 x 30 cm) ; Overall page size ca. 10 x 15 inches (25 x 37cm).
The margins around the print are adequate for matting/mounting.
Vanity Fair was a British weekly magazine published from 1868 to 1914. Subtitled "A Weekly Show of Political, Social and Literary Wares", it was founded by Thomas Gibson Bowles, who aimed to expose the contemporary vanities of Victorian society.
A full-page, color lithograph of a contemporary celebrity or dignitary appeared in most issues, and it is for these caricatures that Vanity Fair is best known today. These prints are often referred to as "Spy Cartoons" after Leslie Ward, perhaps Vanity Fair's most prolific and celebrated cartoonist, who usually signed his works "Spy".
In very good antique condition, with minimal stains on the border (see pictures).
Purchased in: UK.
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Lev Tolstoy, Vanity Fair chromolithograph caricature, 1901. "War & Peace", signed Snapp in the plate.