Vanity Fair Print “Conservative Conversion” (Lord Wharncliffe) ‘Ape’

Vanity Fair Print “Conservative Conversion” (Lord Wharncliffe) ‘Ape’

Code: 10867


H: 44cm (17.3")W: 31cm (12.2")


"Conservative Conversion" (Edward Montagu Stuart Granville Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 1st Earl of Wharncliffe (1827-1899))
By 'Ape' (Carlo Pellegrini (1839 –1889))

Original Chromolithograph
Printed on wove paper
Published in "Vanity Fair" by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Ltd
London, 1876

Framed and glazed

44 cm x 31 cm (framed)

A portrait of the British peer and railway executive Lord Wharncliffe, Chairman of The Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway. Lettered beneath the image "Conservative Conversion" and with the publication details "VANITY FAIR" top left; "August 14 1875" top right; "Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Lt.d Lith." lower left. Signed with Carlo Pellegrini's "Ape" signature (within the image). Annotated in a very neat copperplate manuscript hand with the identity of the subject lower left.

Originally appeared as Vanity Fair "Statesmen. No. 211.".