Vanity Fair, the well known English weekly, provided interesting social, literary and political features for 46 years from 1868 to 1914 but its greatest legacy are the full page caricatures of famous men and women of the day. “Spy” (Leslie Ward) and “Ape” (Carlo Pellegrini) were two of the most prolific and popular artists who provided the magazine with these delightful illustrations. Each portrait comes with an original biographical commentary that was written by owner and editor, Thomas Gibson Bowles. Over 2300 of these exceptional caricatures were published during the lifetime of Vanity Fair and today are considered prized collectibles. This print is signed in plate and in good condition.