Bishop of London Dr John Jackson Vanity Fair antique print


Bishop of London (former Bishop of Lincoln) Dr John Jackson, antique print. Caricature from Vanity Fair by APE (Carlo Pellegrini,) published 1870. Paper measures approx. 13.75 x 9.25 inches. Nice clean print. Supplied with original text. Price shown is ex VAT

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Bishop of London. John Jackson (22 February 1811 – 5 January 1885) was a British divine and a Church of England bishop for 32 years. Jackson was born in 1811, the son of Henry and Lucy Jackson. He was educated at Reading School under Richard Valpy, and at Pembroke College, Oxford. Jackson was appointed rector of St James, Westminster, London in 1846. In 1853 he was appointed Bishop of Lincoln, and translated to Bishop of London in 1869, continuing until his retirement in 1885. Jackson died in 1886, and is buried in the churchyard of All Saints Church, Fulham, London. A memorial to Jackson, by Thomas Woolner can be seen at Saint Paul’s Cathedral along the south wall of the ambulatory. Vanity Fair was a British weekly magazine published from 1868 to 1914. Subtitled “A Weekly Show of Political, Social and Literary Wares”, it was founded by Thomas Gibson Bowles, who aimed to expose the contemporary vanities of Victorian society. A full-page, colour lithograph of a contemporary celebrity or dignitary appeared in most issues, and it is for these caricaturesthat Vanity Fair is best known then and today. Subjects included artists, athletes, royalty, statesmen, scientists, authors, actors, soldiers, religious personalities, business people and scholars. More than two thousand of these images appeared, and they are considered the chief cultural legacy of the magazine, forming a pictorial record of the period. They were produced by an international group of artists, including Max Beerbohm, Sir Leslie Ward (who signed his work “Spy” and “Drawl”), the Italians Carlo Pellegrini(“Singe” and “Ape”), Melchiorre Delfico (“Delfico”), Liborio Prosperi (“Lib”), the Florentine artist and critic Adriano Cecioni, the French artist James Jacques Tissot (Coïdé), and the American Thomas Nast.

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