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Alan Legge Gardner, 3rd Baron Gardner

14 of 31 portraits on display in the Billiard Room at Bodelwyddan Castle

Alan Legge Gardner, 3rd Baron Gardner, by Sir Leslie Ward, published in Vanity Fair 21 January 1883 - NPG 3287 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Alan Legge Gardner, 3rd Baron Gardner

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 21 January 1883
12 in. x 7 1/8 in. (305 mm x 181 mm)
Purchased, 1934
Primary Collection
NPG 3287


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  • Sir Leslie Ward (1851-1922), 'Spy'; caricaturist and portrait painter; son of Edward Matthew Ward. Artist associated with 276 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

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Lord Gardner appears in this Vanity Fair cartoon entitled Fox Hunting accompanied by an very overweight collie. The title may be a reference to Gardner's legendary skills as a huntsman when a young man. Collies had become fashionable since Queen Victoria surrounded herself with them after the death of Prince Albert. In the 1870s a portrait of her favourite collie Sharp had been exhibited at the Royal Academy.

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