Antique Vanity Fair legal/judge lithograph print of The Honourable Sir Joseph Walton, caption reads: "a lawyer on the bench". Dated: July, 1902. Print is in excellent condition with some small tears and chips along the outer edges of the margins. All will completely cover when matted and will frame nicely.
Vanity Fair was a British weekly magazine published from 1868 to 1914. Founded by Thomas Gibson Bowles, it offered its readership articles on fashion, current events, the theatre, books, social events and the latest scandals. 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 Prints" after Leslie Ward, perhaps Vanity Fair's most prolific and celebrated artist, who usually signed his works "Spy."