Antique Original Vanity Fair Cricket Lithograph Print of H.H. The Maharajah of Patiala, January 4, 1900. Caption reads: " Patiala "
Maharaja Sir Rajinder Singh (1872 – 1900) was Maharaja of the princely state of Patiala from 1876 to 1900. Described as "the first reigning Prince to blend the elements of the English gentleman and Indian potentate." He was known for playing polo and died following a riding accident.
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.
Print measures approximately 10 1/2" x 15 1/2". It is in very good condition with two tape marks on the back of the print. Print and will mat and frame nicely. Print accompanied by certificate of authenticity and photocopy of biography page. Please see all photos.