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

Sitter in 9 portraits
Artist associated with 1286 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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2627

Duncan McNeill, Baron Colonsay and Oronsay

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 13 September 1873
NPG 2627

3283

Robert Dalglish

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 7 June 1873
NPG 3283

1648

John Doran

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 6 December 1873
NPG 1648

2715

Sir William Maynard Gomm

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 30 August 1873
NPG 2715

2685

Edward Vaughan Hyde Kenealy

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 1 November 1873
NPG 2685

2730

Sir Robert Lush

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 31 May 1873
NPG 2730

2733

Sir John Mellor

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 24 May 1873
NPG 2733

2737

John Humffreys Parry

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, 1873
NPG 2737

4737

Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson, 1st Bt

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 12 July 1873
NPG 4737

2743

Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 2nd Bt

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 2 August 1873
NPG 2743

3915

Anthony Trollope

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, study for drawing published in Vanity Fair 5 April 1873
NPG 3915

2746

Edward Matthew Ward

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 20 December 1873
NPG 2746

2606

Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, 6th Bt

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 14 June 1873
On display in the Billiard Room at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 2606

5392

Sir John Murray

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour
NPG 5392

4707(6)

Don Carlos

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 29 April 1876
NPG 4707(6)

2897

Sir Anthony Cleasby

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, study in reverse pose for drawing published in Vanity Fair 5 February 1876
NPG 2897

2701

Sir Anthony Cleasby

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 5 February 1876
NPG 2701

3190

Thomas Francis Fremantle, 1st Baron Cottesloe

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 22 July 1876
NPG 3190

2716

Charles Old Goodford

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 22 January 1876
NPG 2716

2580

Sir Salar Jung

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 14 October 1876
NPG 2580

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