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 December 6th 1873 with the caption Notes and Queries
The subject is Dr. John Doran , a renowned wrtier of the Victorian Era.
He was an English editor and miscellaneous writer of Irish parentage, wrote a number of works dealing with the lighter phases of manners, antiquities, and social history, often bearing punning titles, e.g., Table Traits with Something on Them (1854), and Knights and their Days. He edited Horace Walpole‘s Journal of the Reign of George III.. Among other posts, Doran was for a short time editor of The Athenaeum. – Wikipedia
The artist signed SPY was Leslie Ward.
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