W. Selby-Lowndes c1840
Scarce Original Antique Print from The World Magazine Supplement. Caricature by Leslie Ward (SPY).
William Selby-Lowndes (1767-1840) was the eldest son of William Lowndes (1735-1813) who took the name Selby to inherit Whaddon Hall and estate under the will of Thomas James Selby. He changed his name to Selby-Lowndes after his father died. He was MP for Bucks 1810-20.
The Lowndes family were conservative Anglican landowners in the English county of Buckinghamshire. This gentry family was prominent in the county during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Published: Gill Whitehead & Co Ltd, New Eltham SE
Very Good condition, some age tone
Approx Image: 310mm x 200mm (12.25" x 8")
Approx page size: 370mm x 245mm (14.5" x 9.5")
Ready for mount and frame
Publication: The World - Edmund Hodgson Yates (3 July 1831 – 20 May 1894) a British novelist and dramatist and was best known as the editor of the London society journal, The World, briefly illustrated by Spy and other Vanity Fair artists. Born in Edinburgh to the actor and theatre manager Frederick Henry Yates and held an appointment for a period in the General Post Office as an adult. He worked as a journalist, mainly as a dramatic writer, and also wrote many dramatic pieces and some novels, including Running the Gauntlet and The Black Sheep.
He was a friend of Charles Dickens, and in the 1850s, Yates lived at No. 43 Doughty Street, London, close to Dickens's former home at No. 48, which is now the Charles Dickens Museum.
‘The World: a Journal for Men and Women.’ - Yates was editor-in-chief. Freed from the disgraceful personalities which had disfigured such predecessors as the ‘Age’ and the ‘Satirist,’ the ‘Queen's Messenger,’ the ‘Owl’ and ‘Echoes of the Clubs,’ the ‘World,’ after profitably encountering some not very serious legal opposition, was an established success within six months of its inception. Murray, who persisted in regarding the journal as an agency for the conduct of private vendettas, was bought out in December 1874 and the ‘World’ became the sole property of its manager, Edmund Yates. A distinctive feature of the new weekly was the frequent use of the first person singular in its columns.