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This is a rare Vanity Fair original 1892 Framed Print of John Ball, Jr., who was the first amateur to win the British Open Golf Tournament. He was also the first golfer to win the Open, who was not from Scotland. The picture is titled “Mr. John Ball, junior”. It was first published in the weekly additions of Vanity Fair and each caricature would come with an amusing biography. The original John Ball picture was drawn by ‘Lib’, the Italian Libero Prosperi. Vanity Fair was published in London from 1869 to 1914, and each magazine would contain a loose print of a caricature painted by various artists.

The print comes beautifully framed and matted with a certificate of authenticity and registration, along with a copy of the original description on the back of the frame. There are many prints out there but few originals from 1892. The print and the frame are in excellent condition, not mint only because there are a few minor nicks on the frame. This does not get in the way of how great it looks aesthetically, when hung on the wall. It will look quite elegant and classy in your home. There is a wire to hang on the back.

Measures: 15" wide and 20 3/4" tall.
Will be shipped priority. Will refund if less than shipping plus packing material. For all international buyers, please convo me for a shipping price, if interested.

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Original Vanity Fair Print Mr. John Ball Jr. 1892, Golfer Framed, Rare, Cert Authenticity


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: paper, wood, glass
  • Only ships within United States.
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