The Junior Ambassador

Lithograph
1878 (printed)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.'


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleBenjamin Disraeli, The Earl of Beaconsfield (generic title)
Materials and Techniques
Lithography
Brief Description
Lithograph caricature for Vanity Fair entitled 'The Junior Ambassador', depicting Benjamin Disraeli, the Earl of Beaconsfield. Published in Britain, 1878.
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.'
Dimensions
  • Height: 30.8cm
  • Width: 18.3cm
Credit line
Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A
Object history
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.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
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.
Collection
Accession Number
SP.610

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record createdJuly 1, 2009
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