Albert Smith [facsimile signature].
Published By Leader & Cock, 63, New Bond St, Corner Of Brook St. London.
Lithograph on india laid paper. Sheet 500 x 350mm. Nicks, tears and creases to paper extremities, india unaffected.
Albert Richard Smith [1816 - 1860], author and lecturer. On 12 August 1851 he made an ascent of Mont Blanc, and on 15 March 1852 produced at the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly an entertainment descriptive of the ascent and of Anglo-continental life, which became the most popular exhibition of the kind ever known. From that time until 6 July 1858 he continued at the Egyptian Hall his career of success as a public entertainer, giving various new sketches of character and illustrations by William Beverley, but always keeping Mont Blanc as the central point of attraction. On 24 Aug. 1854 he gave his performance before the queen and the prince consort at Osborne House. This shows Smith at Chamonix.
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