Original vanity fair print “hard head” no 555 1988 authenticity no. 28612

Oct 22, 2020. 22:35 UTC
Original Vanity Fair Print “hard head” No 555 1988 Authenticity No. 28612
United States of America


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This is an original print not a reproduction of a Vanity Fair Cartoon lithograph. It was published in London, England in 1988. Named “hard head”. It comes with the original certificate of authenticity on the back and full description of the man photographed. It is also signed on the front.


It was owned by my grandparents who had traveled to London, England and purchased this piece. It has the original certificate of authenticity, frame and story of the man pictured intact.

Answered within 2 days
Oct 25, 00:44 UTC
By Sara S

Fair Market Value

$30 - $120 USD

Insurance Value

$150 USD
What does this mean?

Hello Hunter,

Thank you for your appraisal inquiry with Mearto. I apologize for the delay in your appraisal and thank you for your patience. The item presented appears to be chromolithograph by Leslie “Spy” Matthew Ward (English, 1851 – 1922) titled "Hard Head." The print was pulled from the weekly British magazine "Vanity Fair," 1888. The work was printed by Vincent, Brooks, Day & Son. The estimate provided is based on recent auction estimates and results of this work and other comparable chromolithographs by Ward, published in "Vanity Fair" during the late 19th century. The estimate is contingent on a full condition report. Please note asking or dealer prices may vary. Thank you and please take care.

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