Captain Frederick Burnaby Vanity Fair Print
Original Vanity Fair Print Lithograph of Captain Frederick G. Burnaby with the caption at the bottom of the print: Fred
Published: 02-Dec-1876 Signed by: SPY, Leslie Ward . Dimensions approximately 26cm x 38cm.
He was a British Army intelligence officer. Burnaby’s adventurous spirit, pioneering achievements, and swashbuckling courage earned an affection in the minds of Victorian imperial idealists. As well as travelling across Europe and Central Asia, he mastered the art of ballooning, spoke a number of foreign languages fluently, stood for parliament twice, published several books, and was admired and feted by the women of London High Society. His popularity was legendary, appearing in a number of stories and tales of empire.
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