Antique Original Vanity Fair Lithograph / Spy print of Vice-Admiral Sir Harry Holdsworth Rawson. Caption reads: " fresh from the Channel Fleet " - Dated: April 25, 1901. 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."
Print measures approximately 10 1/2" x 15 1/2". It is in very good condition with two tiny pin-head size spots of foxing in the upper left-hand margin see photo. Print will mat and frame nicely.