Vanity Fair Kirby Gate c1901
Original Vanity Fair Supplement Caricature Print: KIRBY GATE. Antique hunting print. Numerous men and women on horseback in a hunting scene, including the Duke of Marlborough. Published November 28th 1901. Features in Background: The Duke of Marlborough, Mr Hugh Owen, Mr & Mrs Molyneux, Lord Belper, Elizabeth Countess of Wilton, Mr Launcelot Lowther, Walter Kaye. Also: Mr H T Barclay, Mr Arthur Coventry, Mrs Burtus Hartopp, Mr F. H. Baldoc and Captain Burns Hartopp. See last Image for Foreground Riders names.
Method: Colour Lithograph
Published: Vincent Brooks, Day & Sons Ltd.
Condition: Overall good condition, some age tone to boarders with fraying to top boarder edge. This would not really visible if mounted and framed.
Overall image size approximately 21.5" X 15.5" (547mm x 396mm)
Vanity Fair magazine was published weekly from 1868 to 1914 to humorously expose the vanities of Victorian society. One of its most popular features were the caricature drawings of famous figures from politics, high society, the arts and sport. The artist, Leslie Ward, signed all his pictures 'Spy', and his coloured lithographs have become very collectable, particularly those depicting cricketers.