C1904

Vanity Fair "Brown".

Artist:

(Spy) Leslie Matthew Ward (1851 - 1922)

Vanity Fair portrait of Colonel the Hon Herbert Francis Eaton by Spy. Major-General Herbert Francis Eaton, 3rd Baron Cheylesmore, GBE, KCMG, KCVO (25 January 1848 – 29 July 1925) was a British Army officer, sportsman, and peer. He was Chairman … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Vanity Fair “Brown”.

Date:

C1904

Artist:

(Spy) Leslie Matthew Ward (1851 - 1922)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

195mm 
x 318mm

Paper Size: 

245mm 
x 363mm
AUTHENTICITY
Vanity Fair "Brown". - Antique Print from 1904

Genuine antique
dated:

1904

Description:

Vanity Fair portrait of Colonel the Hon Herbert Francis Eaton by Spy.

Major-General Herbert Francis Eaton, 3rd Baron Cheylesmore, GBE, KCMG, KCVO (25 January 1848 – 29 July 1925) was a British Army officer, sportsman, and peer. He was Chairman of London County Council, chairman of the National Rifle Association and presided over courts martial during the First World War.

From the original edition of Vanity Fair.

Artist:

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 the 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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