George Joachim Goschen, 1st Viscount Goschen (1831-1907) politician and financier; Chancellor of the Exchequer

Carlo ("Ape") Pellegrini (1839 - 1889)

Colour lithograph

published 12 June 1869
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Downing Street
  • About the artist
    Carlo Pellegrini, born in Capua, in Italy, was descended from an aristocratic family. He was just five feet two inches, with a large head and small feet. He became a popular figure of Neapolitan society, producing humorous caricatures of friends, despite apparently having no artistic training. In 1860 he joined the forces of Garibaldi and fought against the Bourbons. He then left Italy, arriving in London in 1864, where he joined the Prince of Wales’ set. His first illustration for ‘Vanity Fair’ was commissioned by T. G. Bowles in 1868 and he continued to work for Bowles under the ‘nom de crayon’ Ape. Influenced by Whistler, he unsuccessfully attempted to paint portraits. He produced 332 ‘Vanity Fair’ caricatures before his death, aged 49.
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    People
    Goschen, George Joachim, 1st Viscount Goschen
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    lithograph, colour lithograph
  • Details
    Title
    George Joachim Goschen, 1st Viscount Goschen (1831-1907) politician and financier; Chancellor of the Exchequer
    Date
    published 12 June 1869
    Medium
    Colour lithograph
    Acquisition
    Purchased from F B Daniell, August 1970
    GAC number
    8810