Place Published: London
Publisher: Vanity Fair magazine
Date Published: 1906
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
Vanity Fair Supplement Nov. 28, 1906. Drawn by Spy. Original chromolithograph. 14 x 11 inch Green mat with print 10-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches showing title black double line border.
Printed by Bemrose Dalzel Ltd. One of a fine group of thirty four portraits of Jockeys produced by Vanity Fair. This portrait shows the jockey William Griggs. William ('Willie') Griggs was the brother of jockey/trainer Walter Griggs. Willie Grigg’s best year was in 1907 when he rode 67 winners. Major victories during his career included the Chester Cup, Stewards Cup, the Lincoln and Goodwood Cup. His one Classic success came on Cinna in the 1920 1,000 Guineas. He retired from the saddle two years later. Near fine condition.
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".
Near Fine. Item #1844