Sir Henry Lucy - Caricature from 'The World'
Title: "Toby M.P."
Date: 19th July 1910
Description: The World Supplement chromolithograph print by Spy. Very scarce.
A famous British political journalist of the Victorian era. He was widely known on both sides of the Atlantic. Known as serious commentator of parliamentary affairs, an accomplished humorist and a parliamentary sketch-writer. Ernest Shackleton, named a mountain after him in Antarctica.
Lucy was a long-running friend and fund-raiser for Shackleton's expeditions to the South Pole. His generosity exceeded expectations, guaranteeing its success. Knighted in 1909, he was the first lobby correspondent to be seen as the social equal of the politicians in the Commons on whom he reported.
A Parliamentary sketch writer for Punch from 1881, using the nom-de-plume "Toby, M.P." he wrote the weekly column "The Essence of Parliament" from 1881 to 1916.
Condition: Minor age related marks.
Image size: 370 x 210mm
14.5 x 8.25" approx.
Order No. Henry-Lucy-world
World Supplement Print of Sir Henry Lucy
The World - Edmund Hodgson Yates (3 July 1831 – 20 May 1894) a British novelist and dramatist and was bast known as the editor of the London society journal, The World, briefly illustrated by Spy and other Vanity Fair artists. Born in Edinburgh to the actor and theatre manager Frederick Henry Yates and held an appointment for a period in the General Post Office as an adult. He worked as a journalist, mainly as a dramatic writer, and also wrote many dramatic pieces and some novels, including Running the Gauntlet and The Black Sheep.
He was a friend of Charles Dickens, and in the 1850s, Yates lived at No. 43 Doughty Street, London, close to Dickens's former home at No. 48, which is now the Charles Dickens Museum.
‘The World: a Journal for Men and Women.’ - Yates was editor-in-chief. Freed from the disgraceful personalities which had disfigured such predecessors as the ‘Age’ and the ‘Satirist,’ the ‘Queen's Messenger,’ the ‘Owl’ and ‘Echoes of the Clubs,’ the ‘World,’ after profitably encountering some not very serious legal opposition, was an established success within six months of its inception. Murray, who persisted in regarding the journal as an agency for the conduct of private vendettas, was bought out in December 1874 and the ‘World’ became the sole property of its manager, Edmund Yates. A distinctive feature of the new weekly was the frequent use of the first person singular in its columns.