The Bishop of London 1900
Rare Antique Lithograph Print of Mandell Creighton The Bishop of London a Caricature by Max Beerbohm 1900 Published in the Supplement to 'The World' Christmas Number 1900. A supplement with 8 lithograph prints by Beerbohm presented in a special Christmas wrapper presentation as illustrated. The wrapper is not for sale. Only the caricature print is here for sale.
Overall Excellent condition. Small boarder stain to lower left corner. Approx Sheet size: 14.25" x 9.5" (360mm x 240mm) Print is ready for mount and framing.
Mandell Creighton (5 July 1843 – 14 January 1901) was a British historian and a bishop of the Church of England. A scholar of the Renaissance papacy, Creighton was the first occupant of the Dixie Chair of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Cambridge, a professorship established around the time that history was emerging as an independent academic discipline. He was also the first editor of the English Historical Review, the oldest English language academic journal in the field of history. Creighton had a second career as a cleric in the Church of England. He served as a parish priest in Embleton, Northumberland and later, successively, as a Canon Residentiary of Worcester Cathedral, the Bishop of Peterborough and the Bishop of London. His moderation and worldliness drew praise from Queen Victoria and won notice from politicians. It was widely thought at the time that Creighton would have become the Archbishop of Canterbury had his early death, at age 57, not supervened.
Sir Henry Maximilian "Max" Beerbohm (London 24 August 1872 – 20 May 1956 Rapallo) was an English essayist, parodist, and caricaturist. He was educated at Charter House and Merton College, Oxford, where he met some of his dearest and most influential friends, including William Rothenberg, Oscar Wilde, and Aubrey Beardsley, among others. The first public exhibition of his caricatures was as part of a group show at the Fine Art Society in 1896; his first one-man show at the Carfax Gallery in 1901. He was influenced by French cartoonists such as "Sem" (fr:Georges Goursat) and "Caran d'Ache" (Emmanuel Poir). Beerbohm was hailed by The Times in 1913 as "the greatest of English comic artists", by Bernard Berenson as "the English Goya", and by Edmund Wilson as "the greatest... portrayer of personalities – in the history of art".
A genuine limited edition lithograph print produced exclusively for 'The World' over 110 years old.