|Artist||Ape [Carlo Pellegrini]|
|Published||Vanity Fair, April 24, 1880|
|Dimensions||Image 330 x 195 mm, Sheet 405 x 275 mm|
Full length portrait of Lt. Col Henry Stracy of the Scots Guards. Born in 1839 into a Norfolk family, he appears in fencing clothes leaning upon a fencing foil.
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.
Condition: Small tear to lower margin and top margin. Clipped bottom right corner.