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 March 7th 1874 with the caption NERVOUS
The subject is Sir Henry James , a renowned Lawyer of the Victorian Era.
Henry James, 1st Baron James of Hereford GCVO, PC, QC (30 October 1828 – 18 August 1911), known as Sir Henry James between 1873 and 1895, was an Anglo-Welsh lawyer and statesman. Initially a Liberal, he served under William Ewart Gladstone as Solicitor General in 1873 and as Attorney-General between 1873 and 1874 and 1880 and 1885. However, he broke with Gladstone over Irish Home Rule and joined the Liberal Unionists. From 1895 to 1902 he was Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in the Unionist ministries of Lord Salisbury and Arthur Balfour. – wikipedia
The artist signed APE was Carlo Pellegrini.
For this and many more Vanity Fair prints and other Victorian prints and portraits, please go to our website listed at the bottom of the page. If we do not have it we can guarantee that we know someone who does so please send your Vanity Fair Print wants to us. Quote “ttandm4h” to claim and receive a discount or postage refund