Pair of antique double page Vanity Fair sporting color lithograph prints entitled THE WINNING POST and NEW MARKET 1885 (including a standing Prince of Wales long before he became King Edward the Seventh). They are both signed in red on the lower left of the plate Lib, the signature of Liberio Prosperi (1854-1928). An Italian caricaturist, Lib contributed to British Vanity Fair magazine between 1885 to 1903 focusing mostly on the racing set. Inscriptions on each page read as follows:
NEW MARKET 1885 Vanity Fair Winter Issue Nov. 30, 1885 Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, Lith.
THE WINNING POST Vanity Fair Dec. 8, 1888 Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, Lith.
The Winning Post also shows the names of officials and jockeys from left to right : Judge Clark, Sir John Astley Bart., J Osborne, Tom Cannon, J Watts, E Webb, F Barrett, G Barrett, W Robinson and F Rickaby.
Both lithographs come beautifully matted and framed, ready to display. Perfect to decorate masculine spaces, a home office, club or similar. In very good used condition with vertical creases as issued. Shipped professionally packed and fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frame: 29.5" by 23 5/8"; Visible Image: 20.5" by 14.5".