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 30th November 1878 with the caption the Fortnightly Review
The subject is John Morley , a renowned Newspaper of the Victorian Era.Morley was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, the son of Jonathan Morley and Priscilla Mary née Duncan. He was educated at Cheltenham College, University College School and Lincoln College, Oxford. He quarrelled with his father over religion, and had to leave Oxford early without an honours degree; his father had wanted him to become a clergyman. He wrote, in obvious allusion to this rift, On Compromise.Morley was called to the bar before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. He was the editor of the Fortnightly Review from 1867 to 1882 and of the Pall Mall Gazette from 1880–83 before going into politics. source – wikipedia
The artist signed SPY was Leslie Ward.
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