Francis Pavy

Via Flickr:Original Vanity Fair Print, otherwise known as a Spy Print after the most renowned artist of the genre, Leslie Ward.

This colour lithograph is dated 16-May-1891 with the caption Railway Trusts

The subject is Captain Francis Pavy, a renowned Railway Official of the Victorian Era. Formerly an officer in the 74th Highlanders, served in India during the Great Revolt of 1857-8, promoted to Captain in 1860. Caption read “Railway Trusts”. Pavy promoted investment in railways being built around the world and served on boards of share trusts. source wikimedia commons

The artist signed SPY was Leslie Ward.

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