Today we have a new P/P post, featuring two prints of judges. The earlier print is of the Honorable Sir Francis Buller, of Baronet, one of the Justices of His Majesty’s Court of Kings Bench. Engraved by F. Bartolozzi afer M. Browne, this richly colored print was published by R. Cribb & Son, in London, 1823. The later print was lithographed by Vincent Brooks Day & Son, London, for Vanity Fair, 1898. Vanity Fair is renowned for its continuing series of chromolithographic caricatures, satirizing England’s political, social and literary figures. A small number of Americans and other non-British personages were also included. Published weekly between 1868 and 1914, Vanity Fair’s caricatures reflected the Victorian sensibilities and amusements of the upper classes, while lampooning their affectations. Many were drawn by Leslie Ward (Spy) and Carlo Pellegrini (Ape), ably assisted by such well-known artists as J. J. Tissot (Coide), Thomas Nast and Max Beerbohm.
Image on Left: The Honble. Sir Francis Buller, Baronet. By M. Browne. Published by R. Cribb & Son, London. Engraving, 1823.
Image on Right: A Judicial Churchman. By Leslie Ward (Spy). Published by Vanity Fair, London. Chromolithograph, 1898.