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Lithograph - The Junior Ambassador

The Junior Ambassador

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    1878 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vincent Brooks, Day & Son (lithographers)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Lithograph caricature for Vanity Fair depicting Disraeli, the Earl of Beaconsfield, seated and wearing a monocle. Signed 'Ape', and lettered 'Vincent Brooks Day & Son, Lith. July 2 1878.'

Place of Origin

Britain (printed)


1878 (printed)


Vincent Brooks, Day & Son (lithographers)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 30.8 cm, Width: 18.3 cm

Object history note

During his second term of office as Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield (1804 1881) attended the Berlin Congress in 1878 with Lord Salisbury. He is portrayed in the House of Lords.

Descriptive line

Lithograph caricature for Vanity Fair entitled 'The Junior Ambassador', depicting Benjamin Disraeli, the Earl of Beaconsfield. Published in Britain, 1878.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Vanity Fair, a very successful Society magazine, was founded in 1868 by Thomas Gibson Bowles, and first appeared in 1869. It was published weekly, and included news and Society columns, reviews, serialised novels, word games, advertisements, and caricatures.





Subjects depicted

Caricatures; Portraits; Politics; Ministers; Cartoons; Leaders


Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons; Politics


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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