Method Chromolithograph
Artist Ape [Carlo Pellegrini]
Published Vanity Fair, January 30, 1875
Dimensions Image 330 x 195 mm, Sheet 405 x 275 mm
Notes Full length portrait of Henry George Liddell (1811 – 1898), dean (1855–91) of Christ Church, Oxford, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University (1870–74), headmaster (1846–55) of Westminster School, author of 'A History of Rome' (1855), and co-author (with Robert Scott) of the monumental work 'A Greek-English Lexicon', which is still widely used by students of Greek.
Liddell's daughter, Alice Pleasance Liddell (1852 – 1934), was whom the story of the children's classic by Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was originally told.

Carlo Pellegrini (1839 – 1889), nicknamed Ape (Italian for "bee"), was an artist who served from 1869 to 1889 as a caricaturist for Vanity Fair magazine. He was the first caricaturist that worked for Vanity Fair, originally signing his work as 'Singe' and later, and more famously, as 'Ape'). Pellegrini's work for the magazine made his reputation and he became one of the most influential artist that worked for Vanity Fair, in which his caricatures were to be printed for over twenty years.
Framing unmounted
Price £40.00
Stock ID 41414