|Artist||Spy [Sir Leslie Ward]|
|Published||Vanity Fair Supplement, Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Ltd. [January 12th, 1905]|
|Dimensions||Image 341 x 221 mm, Sheet 395 x 270 mm|
Full length portrait of Sir Edwin Ray Lankester KCB FRS (15th May 1847 - 13th August 1929), a British naturalist and evolutionary biologist. At the time of this caricature, Lankaster was Director of the Natural History Museum. Despite being depicted with two avian specimens, Lankaster's greatest contributions were in his studies of invertebrates. In his later life, he became a public spokesperson for rationalism, often aiming to expose popular mediums and spiritualists.
Condition: Crease to top left corner, not affecting image. Minor creases to bottom margin. Small ink stains to right margin, not affecting image.