"Spy" Portrays a Prominent Conservative Spy (Ward, Sir Leslie [1851-1922]). "A Chief Secretary." Vanity Fair, December 10, 1896. 12-1/4" x 7-1/2" (image size) color lithograph, matted and glazed in attractive 20-1/2" x 14-3/4" wooden frame. A few minor nicks to frame, light toning to margins with slight fading to caption, image vivid. $400. * This charming lithograph depicts Gerald William Balfour, 2nd Earl of Balfour [1853-1945], a prominent Conservative politician. Vanity Fair was published weekly from 1869 to 1914. It is best-known today for its caricatures of notable people and satirical depictions of current events. Ward was the magazine's dominant artist.
Book number 71388