Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Ltd lith.
Sept 1st 1904
626 Hugh L Doherty
The above written words are what's seen on this piece.
This lithograph has some fairly slight dog ears in the very corner because of how it was placed in the frame. You can also see where the frame was all the way around. There is some tape remnants at the corners. It looks like slight dampness caused a bit of waviness. I would think that a frame would cover most (if not all) those imperfections.
This was definitely a loved, used, and displayed lithograph.
This particular one goes for up to $884 online for one in mint condition.
While not mint, it wasn't taken out of a magazine like some are. It is on better quality paper, with no printed words on the back such as would be with a magazine print.
I'm not an art dealer, but I checked online as to how to tell the difference between a copy and original, and I believe I can in all good conscience say this is original.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: I usually offer conditional
refunds, but on this particular item (as with the other tennis litho) I am not offering a refund.
Because it's paper, it would be too easy for it to be altered, ruined, etc--then I wouldn't be able to offer it for re-sale at the same price, if at all.
I also have another Vanity Fair tennis litho of Grand Duke Michael Michailovitch. It doesn't say on it, but his full title was Grand Duke M. Michailovitch of Russia.
I have pics and full info about it on this site as well. If you're interested in buying both pieces as a set, I'll combine shipping and give a discount on the prices listed. Contact me for further details before buying if you're interested.