Albany Fonblanque [facsimile signature.]
London, Published by J. Mitchell, 33, Old Bond St. J. Graf Printer to Her Majesty.
Lithograph on india paper, india 240 x 165mm. 9½ x 6½".
Portrait of Albany William Fonblanque (1793 - 1872), one of the few English journalists who, merely as such, have gained a permanent place in literature. His Tenure as Editor of the Examiner saw contributions from John Stuart Mill, William Makepeace Thackeray and Charles Dickens. From a series of portraits by Count Alfred Guillaume Gabriel d'Orsay (1801 - 1852), Paris-born artist and gentleman of fashion. His profile sketches of his contemporaries, to the number of 125, include among them nearly all the literary, artistic, and fashionable celebrities of that time.
O'Donoghue p.203, 1. See NPG D11463. DNB.
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