1889 Vanity Fair Proof Plate by APE - John Bright Caricature Print
1889 Vanity Fair Proof Plate by APE - John Bright Caricature Print
1889 Vanity Fair Proof Plate by APE - John Bright Caricature Print
1889 Vanity Fair Proof Plate by APE - John Bright Caricature Print
1889 Vanity Fair Proof Plate by APE - John Bright Caricature Print
1889 Vanity Fair Proof Plate by APE - John Bright Caricature Print
1889 Vanity Fair Proof Plate by APE - John Bright Caricature Print
1889 Vanity Fair Proof Plate by APE - John Bright Caricature Print
1889 Vanity Fair Proof Plate by APE - John Bright Caricature Print
1889 Vanity Fair Proof Plate by APE - John Bright Caricature Print
1889 Vanity Fair Proof Plate by APE - John Bright Caricature Print
1889 Vanity Fair Proof Plate by APE - John Bright Caricature Print

1889 Vanity Fair Proof Plate by APE - John Bright Caricature Print

Note: This image is digitally watermarked, but the electronic watermark does not appear on the actual print. Guaranteed authentic original antique print. Certificate of authenticity available at no extra charge upon request.

Adirondack Retro has recently acquired these extremely rare and highly collectible Vanity Fair Proof Plates (Proof before Lettering), published by Vanity Fair Magazine from 1869-1914. These Vanity Fair Caricature Lithographs exhibit wonderful color and detail, and are extremely popular and increasingly scarce. We offer them with the option to include archival matting with your purchase.

PRINT NAME ➤ John Bright

PRINT CAPTION ➤ NONE - This is a PROOF PLATE, BEFORE LETTERING - Extremely Scarce

YEAR/DATE ➤ April 6, 1889

CATEGORY ➤ Politicians

ARTIST/ILLUSTRATOR ➤ "APE" - Carlo Pelligrini

PRINT TYPE ➤ Color Lithograph

GRADE ➤ VG- (See images for details, as this is the exact item that you will receive)

CONDITION REMARKS ➤ Very slight edge/corner wear which is easily hidden when matted. * Please note "Mat Burn" around image where it was improperly matted with acidic materials.

VERSO ➤ Blank, but has tape remnants

DIMENSIONS ➤ 10.50" x 15.50" (Approx. Overall Plate Measurement) (Sizes do vary somewhat, based on year and issue)

MATTED PRINT DIMENSIONS ➤ 14" x 18"

FRAMED PRINT DIMENSIONS ➤ 14" x 18" (Approx. 16"x20" Outside Dimensions)

We grade the condition of our Prints and Ads as follows:

  • Fine
  • VG+
  • VG
  • VG-
  • Good
  • Poor

Fine: We use this designation very rarely, as it suggests that the print or ad is flawless and in essentially perfect original condition. To earn this grade, the print or ad must be a beautiful example with no flaws. (Please refer to main image for a closer look, as it is the exact print that you will receive.)

VG+: This grade means that the print or ad has only the most minor defects, such as a small amount of marginal soiling or foxing, not affecting the image. Any defects would be completely hidden once matted. (Please refer to main image for a closer look, as it is the exact print that you will receive.)

VG: This grade means that the print or ad has minor defects, which may range from minor soiling or foxing to a very minor tear, none of which protrude into the image itself. Any defects would be completely hidden once matted. (Please refer to main image for a closer look, as it is the exact print that you will receive.)

VG-: This grade means that there is relatively significant staining, soiling, foxing etc. Most of the imperfections would be hidden once matted. The print or ad is all present and still in a collectible condition. (Please refer to main image for a closer look, as it is the exact print that you will receive.)

Good: This grade means that there is significant soiling, foxing, creasing or water damage, which protrudes into the image itself, but still worthy of consideration for a collector. We infrequently offer a print or ad in such condition, unless it is a highly desirable print or ad. (Please refer to main image for a closer look, as it is the exact print that you will receive.)

Poor: This grade means that there is significant imperfections or other factors which significantly detract from the print or ad. We rarely offer prints or ads in poor condition, unless it is extremely rare and collectible. (Please refer to main image for a closer look, as it is the exact print that you will receive.)

MATTING DETAILS

➤ Mats are 100% Archival | Museum Quality | Conservation Grade
➤ Foam Backing Boards and hinging tape are Acid Free and Lignin Free.
➤ Available in Antique White or Black.
➤ All Prints are Professionally Mounted and Matted by our professional staff.

All of our antique or vintage prints and advertisements are guaranteed to be authentic items, sourced from an antique book, magazine, periodical or such, on or about the date shown in the description. Certificates of Authenticity are available upon request. Simply mention your desire to receive one in the Notes Section during checkout.

We have professionally shipped well over 50,000 packages worldwide over the years. Orders are shipped Monday through Friday in the order that they were received via USPS. All orders will be processed and shipped within 3 business days. We ship our prints and ads that are 11"x14" or under in flat rigid mailers with extra cardboard for protection and support. All prints or ads exceeding 11"x14" are shipped well protected in heavy duty mailing tubes. All matted or matted & framed prints or ads are shipped in a brand new box with proper protection for safe and secure transit. Shipping Rates include Postage, Materials and Full Insurance Coverage. Shipping rates are provided during the checkout process.