Cecil Lang Collection of Vanity Fair Illustrations [picture], 1868-1914.

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Beerbohm, Max, Sir, 1872-1956. Cecil Lang Collection of Vanity Fair Illustrations [picture], 1868-1914.

Cecil Lang Collection of Vanity Fair Illustrations [picture], 1868-1914.

The collection consists of portraits and caricatures, chiefly by "Spy," published as chromolithographs. A few prints by other artists are included. Among them are "Ape" (Carlo Pellegrini); "ATN" (Alfred Thompson); "Bulbo," "Max" and "Ruth" (Sir Max Beerbohm); "FTD" (F.T. Dalton); "GUTH" (Jean Baptiste Guth; "Hay"; "LIB" (Liberio Prosperi); "STUFF" (H. C. Sepping Wright); and T" (Theobald Chartran). The prints are arranged in the following categories: ambassadors from and to England, Americans, architects and engineers, artists, bankers and financiers, businessmen and empire builders, chancellors of exchequer, clergy, doctors and scientists, freemasons, ladies, and legal and literary figures. Also military and navy, musicians, newspaper publishers, policemen, politicians, prime ministers, royalty, shipping officials, stock exchange officials, teachers and headmasters, and theatrical figures. Also sports, particularly horse related ones including carriages, fox hunters, horse trainers, sport riders, and turf devotees. Although the majority of the subjects are English, Americans are occasionally caricatured including presidents McKinley and Roosevelt, Charles Francis Adams, P. T. Barnum, Ulysses Grant, Bret Harte, James Russell Lowell, Dwight L. Moody, Whitelaw Reid and Ira Sankey.

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