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The Victorian Portraiture of Vanity Fair11 items starting from £38.40
Vanity Fair offered articles on fashion, current events, the theatre, books, social events and the latest scandals, together with serial fiction, word games, and other trivia. It was published between 1868 and 1914. British portrait artist and caricaturist Leslie Ward painted over 1300 portraits over 4 decades under the pseudonyms "Spy" and "Drawl" for Vanity Fair. Produced firstly as watercolours they were then turned into chromolithographs for publication in the magazine and later reproduced on better paper to be sold as prints. 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.
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