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Sir Leslie Ward (1851-1922), 'Spy'; caricaturist and portrait painter; son of Edward Matthew Ward

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 276 portraits
Leslie Ward was the best known of an international group of artists who worked for Vanity Fair magazine. They produced caricatures of many of the leading characters of the day, including artists, athletes, royalty, statesmen, scientists, authors, actors, soldiers and scholars. Ward worked under the pseudonym 'Spy'. The son of the painters Edward Mathew and Henrietta Ward, Ward studied at the Royal Academy Schools and began drawing for Vanity Fair in 1873. He worked there for more than forty years, producing more than half of the 2,387 caricatures published.

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Sir Leslie Ward

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, March 1901
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Sir Leslie Ward

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, March 1901
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Sir Leslie Ward

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 25 February 1921
NPG x84988

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Sir Leslie Ward

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 25 February 1921
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Sir Leslie Ward

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 25 February 1921
NPG x18112

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Sir Leslie Ward

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 25 February 1921
NPG x18113