Sale! Sir John BENNETT - 'Clocks'

Sir John BENNETT - 'Clocks'


£ 85.00

Large colour portrait. 

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Men of the Day, No 272, by Spy (Leslie Ward), as produced for Vanity Fair, January 13, 1883. Sold with a photocopy of the original page of accompanying text. 37 x 26 cm. 

Running from 1869 until 1914, this weekly Society magazine published a series of full page caricatures of famous men and women of the day, prints that remain Vanity Fair's greatest legacy. 

Sir John Bennett, a colourful character who tried and failed to become Lord Mayor of London, and who annoyed the English watchmaking trade by championing the sale of Swiss made watches in London - he also sold some very good English made watches. 

Some creases and edge tears, neither which will show when framed.