Antique original Vanity Fair lithograph print ~ THE WINNING POST ~ Dated: Dec. 8, 1888. This is a special double-page print measuring 16 x 22 inches. Print is slightly wavy, but in good condition with no folds. There is minor tape burn in the upper margin and small tears /chips along the outer edges of the margin. All should completely cover when matted and and waves should flatten out when framed.
THE WINNING POST: Judge Clark, Sir John Astley BART, J. Osborne, Tom Cannon, J. Watts, J. Webb, F. Barrett, G. Barrett, W. Robinson, P. Rickaby - Signed Lib (Liberio Prosperi)
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."
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