|William Ewert Gladstone|
Published by Vanity Fair magazine between 1868 and 1914, these caricatures targeted the pre-eminent characters of the period. Politicians, scientists, poets and sportsmen were lampooned to the delight of Victorian and Edwardian England.
|Oliver Wendell Holmes|
The cartoons are often referred to as 'Spy' prints, based on the pen name of the primary artist, Leslie Ward.
The caricatures remain highly collectible, with professional dealers charging hundreds for original prints. After a bit of hunting, I was able to find more affordable prints via Ebay and Allposters.
|all images via allposters.com.au|
We're starting the study reno in the new year - so I'd better get collecting!