Antique Vanity Fair Chromolitho Print General Lord Roberts 1880 Bobs


Brand Etsy

This is a wonderful chromolitho print issued by Vanity Fair in 1880, original, not a reproduction - it is accompanied by a separate text page that describes the subject of the caricature. Vanity Fair magazine published coloured caricatures of famous figures in British society from 1869 until 1914. The caricatures were primarily by artists Spy (Leslie Ward) and Ape (Carlos Pellegrini) but also by others. This one was by WGR (unknown artist) and is of General Sir F Roberts, before he became Lord Roberts, the head of British forces during the Second Boer War and Commander-in-Chief of the British forces. Even in 1880 he was famous for his part in the suppression of the Indian rebellion and the Anglo-Afghan war. The print measures 10 3/8 by 15 while the image area measures 7 1/4 by 12. It is in very clean condition, and will make a a fun display piece when framed. The print will be delivered rolled in a box - should you require it flat, please let me know, but delivery uncharges may be necessary. Wonderful print - one of the most famous British military figures earlier in his career!