Antique Fine Art
Fine Paintings · Watercolour Pictures · Drawings · 18th to Early 20th Century

Vanity Fair Print - ' A Peninsula Veteran ' - Military

Vanity Fair Print by Ape - War Veteran

Title: 'A Peninsular Veteran',

Subject: Marquis of Tweedale.
Soldier, served in Sicily, Spain, Portugal and Canada. Educated at Westminster and Oxford. Presented with pistols by the Duke of Wellington. Governor of Madras, India. Hobbies: Boxing, horses and farming.
Perfected a file making machine.

Category: Military, Peer

Artist: 1876, Ape

Medium: Chromolithograph print

Size: Approx. 13.5 x 8", 342 x 203mm

Price: SOLD


Order No. 7041

Buy this print

Framing Suggestions - view here

Artist Biography:
Ape - Carlo Pellegrini was born in March 1838 in Capua, near Naples, Italy to a noble family. His character was prominent and boldly individual from a young age.

He began to draw caricatures in Naples as thumbnail sketches but he didn't have any published until he joined Vanity Fair. Pellegrini moved to London in November 1864. Alias SINGE for his first two plates, which was later translated to English as APE. Pellegrini started working for Vanity Fair in 1869 being the author of the very first published caricature. There is some confusion as to the subject of this initial cartoon, his biography published in Vanity Fair suggests that it was of Lord Beaconsfield, whereas other sources name Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli as his first published lithograph.

Ape frequently worked from memory, but when he did work from life, he preferred to have a friend present to engage him in conversation. He was connected to the English High Society and had many friends there, although his socialite, generous nature usually left him in financial straits. He was considered to be objectionably dressed. Pellegrini continued to work for this publication, with little interruption, until his death in January 1889 at the age of 50 years. His caricatures were known to never slander a foe and never to adulate a friend, however the subjects of his pencil considered him as a friend and were the most ardent of his admirers.

Other Carlo Pellegrini - Ape

Back to Vanity Fair prints page

Worldwide Shipping - FREE CARRIAGE (over £200 - UK mainland)
see terms

Picture Find - Subscribe to this free service. If we do not have the artist or subject that you require then click here - Picture Find Your details will be added to our 'picture required' database and you will be notified of any new, relevant stock.

Valuations and Appraisals - click here - Antique Fine Art Valuations

Selling? - We do purchase antique pictures and prints click here for more information.

Picture sizes: Image only, not including frame, height x width (approximate).

GB Pounds (sterling). Currency Convertor

Frames: Antique watercolours and prints in gilt frames with pale cream, acid free mounts and washline decoration, antique oil paintings in larger gilt frames. There are variations, please call for details.

Or speak to a real person (David or Karen) on +44 (0)1548 830872.
Or from the USA 01144 1548 830872.

Gallery Address:
Devonshire Fine Art, 9 Church Street, Modbury, Devon. PL21 0QW, UK.
Family business established since 1990. About Us

Antique Print Easily searched online catalogue of Antique Prints - Vanity Fair Spy - Engravings and Lithographs

Easily searched online catalogue of Antique Maps, Sea Charts, Battle Plans and Town Plans -

Quality picture framing service and antique frame restoration
Devonshire Fine Art for picture framing and frame restoration in Devon UK

Restoration & Conservation of Prints, Watercolours & Drawings -
Andrew Wheeler

Vanity Fair print by Ape - Marquis of Tweedale

Home | Newsletter | Site Map | Latest stock | Landscapes | Seascapes | Moorland | Figurative | Marine | Oils | Drawings | Contact Us | Framing | Maps | Prints | Contemporary Fine Art | Browse | Links

© Copyright - Website Design and Optimization by: 01548 830872

We support the work of TearFund
Jesus is Lord

Translate this page: