"Conservative Conversion" (Edward Montagu Stuart Granville Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 1st Earl of Wharncliffe (1827-1899))
By 'Ape' (Carlo Pellegrini (1839 –1889))
Printed on wove paper
Published in "Vanity Fair" by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Ltd
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.".
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