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"A Prince Royal"

  • ARTIST: Leslie Ward

  • PUBLISHER: Vanity Fair, London.

  • MEDIUM: Chromolithograph,

    DATE: April 25, 1895

  • EDITION SIZE: 14 9/16 x 9 1/8" (370 x 232mm)

  • DESCRIPTION: This chromolithograph from Vanity Fair dated April 25, 1895, captures the regal presence of Chowfa Mahavajiravudh, then a prince of Siam, portrayed by the skilled hand of Leslie Matthew "Spy" Ward. Ward's caricatures were renowned for their vividness and attention to detail, making his work a staple in the pages of Vanity Fair. In this depiction, Chowfa Mahavajiravudh exudes an aura of dignity and nobility befitting his royal status. Chowfa Mahavajiravudh would ascend to the throne as King Vajiravudh of Siam in 1910, ruling until his passing in 1925. Through Ward's artistry, we glimpse a captivating snapshot of a future monarch in his youthful splendor. Siam would later become Thailand.


  • CONDITION: Good condition and color. Subtle wrinkling in paper. Text Sheet included.