Antique Vanity Fair Spy Cartoon: HE The Rt Hon Sir Edward Thornton GCB CSI. Caption below print: 'safe Ambassador'. Type: Antique chromolithograph (colour) cartoon/caricature print.. Date of printing: 1886. Size: Image size 18.5 x 31.0cm (7 x 12 inches); Overall page size approximately 25 x 37cm (10 x 15 inches), 574 sq cm. Artist, cartographer or engraver: Ape. Condition: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: The image shown may have been taken from a different example of this print than that which is offered for sale. The print you will receive is in good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition from that shown in the image. The margins around the print are adequate for matting/mounting unless otherwise stated here. A copy of the original biographical notes, published as a separate text page, will be supplied with the print. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Verso: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain. Provenance: Vanity Fair was a British weekly magazine published from 1868 to 1914. Subtitled "A Weekly Show of Political, Social and Literary Wares", it was founded by Thomas Gibson Bowles, who aimed to expose the contemporary vanities of Victorian society. A full-page, color lithograph of a contemporary celebrity or dignitary appeared in most issues, and it is for these caricatures that Vanity Fair is best known today. These prints are often referred to as "Spy Cartoons" after Leslie Ward, perhaps Vanity Fair's most prolific and celebrated cartoonist, who usually signed his works "Spy".. Subject categories: Vanity Fair Cartoon Diplomats.