Roland “Ao” / “Armadillo” L’Estrange for Vanity Fair Magazine
‘Berks and Bucks’: Sir Robert Rodney Wilmot

5 November 1903


21 x 37 cm


Depicting Sir Robert Rodney Wilmot, in red hunting clothes and whip, of the Berks & Bucks Draghounds at their opening meet. Wilmot was educated at Eton and Oxford, and his hobbies famously included croquet. The Vanity Fair magazine of 1868 to 1914 was subtitled ‘A Weekly Show of Political, Social and Literary Wares’. Founded by Thomas Gibson Bowles, who aimed to expose the contemporary vanities of Victorian society, it featured regular full-page, colour lithographs of famous (or infamous) contemporary figures. It is for these caricatures that the original Vanity Fair is best known today.

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Condition: Good. Mounted to board, some age toning.