C1903

"Cabs"

Wonderful Vanity Fair Caricature of Charles Henry John Chetwynd-Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot in his automobile with his polo mallet beside him. For many years he was in business as a hansom cab owner, his vehicles marked “S.T” (for … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

“Cabs”

Date:

C1903

Condition:

One small spot in lower margin, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

198mm 
x 342mm

Paper Size: 

267mm 
x 396mm
AUTHENTICITY
"Cabs" - Antique Print from 1903

Genuine antique
dated:

1903

Description:

Wonderful Vanity Fair Caricature of Charles Henry John Chetwynd-Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot in his automobile with his polo mallet beside him. For many years he was in business as a hansom cab owner, his vehicles marked “S.T” (for Shrewsbury and Talbot) and the horses “being of the best possible quality”, and he was the first owner to have cabs that were fitted with noiseless tyres operating in London and Paris.

From the original edition of Vanity Fair.

SPY - Leslie Matthew Ward (1851 - 1922)

SPY - Leslie Matthew Ward (1851-1922) Ward was a British portrait artist and caricaturist who over four decades painted 1,325 portraits which were regularly published by Vanity Fair under their pseudonyms. Such was his influence in the genre that all Vanity Fair caricatures are sometimes referred to as "Spy Cartoons" regardless of who the artist actually was. Early portraits, almost always full-length (judges at the bench being the main exception), had a stronger element of caricature and usually distorted the proportions of the body, with a very large head and upper body supported on much smaller lower parts. Later, as he became socially accepted in the society in which he moved to gain access to his subjects, and not wishing to cause offence, his style developed into what he called 'characteristic portraits', being less of a caricature and more of an actual portrait of the subject, using realistic body proportions.

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