Thomas Beecham - Conductor - Caricature from 'The World'
Title: "Thomas Beecham"
Date: Oct. 18th 1910
Description: The World Supplement chromolithograph print by Spy. Very scarce.
An English conductor and impresario, London Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic orchestras. He was also closely associated with the Liverpool Philharmonic and Hallé orchestras. Beecham was a major influence on the musical life of Britain and was thought to be Britain's first international conductor.
Condition: Closed split to bottom margin, image unaffected.
Image size: 370 x 210mm
14.5 x 8.25" approx.
Order No. Thomas Beecham-world
World Supplement Print of Thomas Beecham
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.