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  • Vanity Fair "The King of Malta" Sir George Bowyer Antique Chromolithograph Print
Vanity Fair Caricature Top Hat Sir George Bowyer, Bart, MP “The Knight of Malta” by SPY, Sir Leslie Ward. British Politician, Barrister. www.historyrevisited.com.au
  • King of Malta detail of Top hat
  • Detail Smbol designating Baronetcy

Vanity Fair Caricature Top Hat British Politician King of Malta Bowyer Antique

$22.70

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Antique Print Vanity Fair Caricature Top Hat Sir George Bowyer, Bart, MP

“The Knight of Malta”

Antique Chromolithograph after SPY, Sir Leslie Matthew Ward (1851-1922)

Published Vincent Brooke, Day & Son Ltd, for Vanity Fair Magazine, London Jan. 8th, 1879

Sir George Bowyer, 7th Baronet  (8 October 1811 – 7 June 1883) was a British Barrister-at-Law and Liberal politician.  Barrister at 28. Became a Roman Catholic at 39. An MP at age 41.

Bowyer became a Member of Parliament (MP) for Dundalk from 1852 to 1868 and for Wexford County from 1874 to 1880. The Roman Catholic Church of St. John of Jerusalem in London was built at hie cost.

He was made a Knight of Justice of the Order of Malta, a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Gregory the Great and a Grand Collar of the Constantin Order of St George of Naples. Bowyer served as chamberlain to Pius IX, who appointed him a Knight of the Great Ribbon of the Order of Pius IV. 

He was a member of the Manchester Unity Order of Odd Fellows, at one time he led a procession under a banner named Loyal Bowyer Union Lodge of Odd Fellows.Wearing Top Hat. Glasses. Frock coat. Grey beard.

Image Size = 18.2 x 31cm (7 1/4 x 12 1/3 inch)

Condition =  Excellent

Supplied with a Certificate of Authenticity

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