Motorist and Traveller Print - Headmaster Eton College
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Title: A Great Head-Master
Date: 26th July 1905
Description: Chromolithograph print, Supplement to The Motorist and Traveller by B. Faustin. Very scarce. The Head-master seated in his car with Eton College in the background.
Printed by Hill, Siffken & Co. (L.P.A. Ltd.) Grafton Works, London, N. This magazine appears to only been in circulation for approximately 1 or 2 years.
Condition: Good image, some age related marginal marks.
Image size: 370 x 210mm
14.5 x 8.25" approx.
Order No. 9774
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Jean-Faustin Betbeder 1847-c.1912
French caricaturist, draughtsman, painter and photographer. Signs work with his first name or intitial 'F' only. At the Ecole des Beaux-Arts until 1870. Died in London. Faustin Betbeder was born in Soissons. He became an artist, noted for his unflattering caricatures of personalities from both sides of the Franco-Prussian war and its aftermath. He had difficulty in finding a publisher for the first set of these in 1870 and finally published them himself, selling over 50,000 copies. After the war he moved to Britain where he produced a less political series of caricatures of well-known British personalities to be published in The London Sketch-book, "An illustrated newspaper and magazine" published from 1873 until 1874 by James Mortimer, editor of The London Figaro.