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  • Vanity Fair "The King of Malta" Sir George Bowyer Antique Chromolithograph Print
Vanity Fair Caricature Top Hat Sir George Bowyer, Bart, MP “The Knight of Malta” by SPY, Sir Leslie Ward. British Politician, Barrister. www.historyrevisited.com.au
  • King of Malta detail of Top hat
  • Detail Smbol designating Baronetcy

Vanity Fair Caricature Top Hat King Malta Bowyer Antique


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Antique print, Vanity Fair, The Knight of Malta, British politician, barrister, caricature, top hat, SPY

Sir George Bowyer, Bart, MP. Here he stands in top hat, holding his frock coat lapels, large white kerchief in left chest pocket, spectacles, neatly clipped solid grey beard, mustache and side burns.

Antique Chromolithograph after SPY, Sir Leslie Matthew Ward (1851-1922). Ward joined the Vanity Fair caricaturist in 1873 taking stamping his brand of satire on the magazine that would last for 40 years.

Published Vincent Brooke, Day & Son Ltd, for Vanity Fair Magazine, London Jan. 8th, 1879

Image Size = 18.2 x 31cm (7 1/4 x 12 1/3 inch)

Condition =  Excellent

Supplied with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Sir George Bowyer, 7th Baronet (1811 – 1883) was a British Barrister-at-Law and Liberal politician.  Barrister at 28. Became a Roman Catholic at 39. An MP at age 41. Bowyer became a Member of Parliament (MP) for Dundalk from 1852 to 1868 and for Wexford County from 1874 to 1880. The Roman Catholic Church of St. John of Jerusalem in London was built at his cost. He was made a Knight of Justice of the Order of Malta, a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Gregory the Great and a Grand Collar of the Constantin Order of St George of Naples. Bowyer served as chamberlain to Pius IX, who appointed him a Knight of the Great Ribbon of the Order of Pius IV. He was a member of the Manchester Unity Order of Odd Fellows.

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antique print

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