John Morley

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.

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.

http://www.theakston-thomas.co.uk

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s