Leslie Ward "Spy": H. Rider Haggard "Men of the Day" Caricature

This is a framed original copy of the caricature of Sir Henry Rider Haggard, author of adventure novels, created by Leslie Ward and signed with his pseudonym, 'Spy' on the lower left hand side. showing Haggard in morning coat and pince-nez, with the original printed description (mounted on the back), telling humorously of his early experiences in South Africa, his work at the Bar and his turning to writing, praising his "too rare and too rarely cultivated faculty of telling interesting stories in a stirring . manly . fashion", he is "the most new and fresh, as well as the most successful of our young novelists".  This was No. 376 in the series 'Men of the Day'  dated May 21 1887 in the upper right corner. In the upper left corner is 'Vanity Fair' -  as it was commissioned for the British magazine which was published from 1868 to 1914. At the bottom it says, "She," which is the title of a novel written by Rider Haggard that waa published in 1887. These prints were issued by the Vanity Fair magazine between 1869 and 1914 as collectors supplements.  Printed as a c. 15. 5" x 10. 5"color Chromolithograph ("Vincent Brooks Day & Son Lith.") The dimensions of the image framed under glass, is 24" x 21"   

Leslie Ward "Spy": H. Rider Haggard "Men of the Day" Caricature

SKU: 9513
$125.00Price

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