Antique Vanity Fair ''Admiral of the Fleet" 'Théobald Chartran' Chromolithograph Print
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• A mounted chromolithograph print published April 22, 1876, by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Ltd. Lith., for Vanity Fair. • The picture is titled 'Little Harry' and is an original print mounted and professionally framed. • When first published in the weekly additions of Vanity Fair each caricature would come with an amusing biography, none attached to the back of the frame.
Vanity Fair was published in London from 1869 to 1914, and each magazine would contain a loose print of a caricature painted by various artists. Théobald Chartran ('T') (1849-1907), Painter and caricaturist Artist associated with 86 portraits French-born Theobald Chartran began his study of art in Paris under Alexandre Cabanel and later attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He gained a reputation as a painter of historical tableaux and won a number of commissions to paint French government buildings. After 1880, Chartran concentrated on portrait painting and became one of the favorite portraitists of elegant society. In the 1870s and 1880s, he was one of an international group of artists who worked for Vanity Fair, producing caricatures of many of the leading characters of the day. He signed these works 'T'. He traveled to the United States in 1893 and made annual portrait-painting visits thereafter, until the end of his life.
Condition: Wear consistent with age and use - frame has minor scratches, minor staining on matting and print (see photo)