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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 1617 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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Robert Dalglish, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 3283

Robert Dalglish

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

John Doran, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 1648

John Doran

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

Sir William Maynard Gomm, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2715

Sir William Maynard Gomm

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

Edward Vaughan Hyde Kenealy, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2685

Edward Vaughan Hyde Kenealy

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

Sir Robert Lush, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2730

Sir Robert Lush

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

Sir John Mellor, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2733

Sir John Mellor

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

John Humffreys Parry, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2737

John Humffreys Parry

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, 1873
NPG 2737

Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson, 1st Bt, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4737

Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson, 1st Bt

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

Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 2nd Bt, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2743

Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 2nd Bt

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

Anthony Trollope, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 3915

Anthony Trollope

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

Edward Matthew Ward, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2746

Edward Matthew Ward

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

Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, 6th Bt, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2606

Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, 6th Bt

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 14 June 1873
NPG 2606

Sir John Murray, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 5392

Sir John Murray

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour
NPG 5392

Don Carlos, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4707(6)

Don Carlos

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

Sir Anthony Cleasby, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2897

Sir Anthony Cleasby

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

Sir Anthony Cleasby, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2701

Sir Anthony Cleasby

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

Charles Old Goodford, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2716

Charles Old Goodford

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

Sir Salar JunJay Singh Rao, Raja of Kagalg, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2580

Sir Salar JunJay Singh Rao, Raja of Kagalg

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

George Vane-Tempest, 5th Marquess of Londonderry, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4429

George Vane-Tempest, 5th Marquess of Londonderry

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 11 November 1876
NPG 4429

Sir George Mellish, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2732

Sir George Mellish

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 30 December 1876
NPG 2732

Isaac Newton Wallop, 5th Earl of Portsmouth, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4735

Isaac Newton Wallop, 5th Earl of Portsmouth

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 1 July 1876
NPG 4735

Robert Jocelyn, 4th Earl of Roden, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4738

Robert Jocelyn, 4th Earl of Roden

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 20 May 1876
NPG 4738

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4711

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 21 April 1877
NPG 4711

Sir Francis Doyle, 2nd Bt, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2710

Sir Francis Doyle, 2nd Bt

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 24 November 1877
NPG 2710

Kuo Sung-tao, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4707(14)

Kuo Sung-tao

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 16 June 1877
NPG 4707(14)

Sir Theodore Martin, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2731

Sir Theodore Martin

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 7 July 1877
NPG 2731

Midhat Pasha, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4707(21)

Midhat Pasha

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 30 June 1877
NPG 4707(21)

Robert Richardson-Gardner, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 3294

Robert Richardson-Gardner

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 17 February 1877
NPG 3294

Lord Henry Frederick Thynne, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4747

Lord Henry Frederick Thynne

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 26 May 1877
NPG 4747

James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2705

James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 11 May 1878
NPG 2705

Sir Charles Hastings Doyle, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2709

Sir Charles Hastings Doyle

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 23 March 1878
NPG 2709

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 3290

Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 22 June 1878
NPG 3290

Sir John Holker, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2722

Sir John Holker

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 9 February 1878
NPG 2722

John Edward Jenkins, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2578

John Edward Jenkins

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 31 August 1878
NPG 2578

William Drogo Montagu, 7th Duke of Manchester, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2585

William Drogo Montagu, 7th Duke of Manchester

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 28 December 1878
NPG 2585

Henry Hope Crealock, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2898

Henry Hope Crealock

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, 1879
NPG 2898

John Farley Leith, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4725

John Farley Leith

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 21 June 1879
NPG 4725

Peter Rylands, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4742

Peter Rylands

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 25 January 1879
NPG 4742

Charles Watkin Williams-Wynn, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2605

Charles Watkin Williams-Wynn

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 28 June 1879
NPG 2605

Sir (Henry) Evelyn Wood, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4756

Sir (Henry) Evelyn Wood

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 15 November 1879
NPG 4756

Sir Robert Walter Carden, 1st Bt, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2568

Sir Robert Walter Carden, 1st Bt

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 11 December 1880
NPG 2568

James Keith Fraser, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2572

James Keith Fraser

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 6 March 1880
NPG 2572

Sir Robert Nigel Fitzhardinge Kingscote, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4723

Sir Robert Nigel Fitzhardinge Kingscote

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 14 February 1880
NPG 4723

Algernon Keith-Falconer, 9th Earl of Kintore, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4722

Algernon Keith-Falconer, 9th Earl of Kintore

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 27 March 1880
NPG 4722

Sir Reginald Macdonald, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2583

Sir Reginald Macdonald

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 7 February 1880
NPG 2583

Percy Scawen Wyndham, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4758

Percy Scawen Wyndham

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 30 October 1880
NPG 4758

Sir Henry Bessemer, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 6048

Sir Henry Bessemer

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 6 November 1880
NPG 6048

Gilbert Henry Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 1st Earl of Ancaster, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4712

Gilbert Henry Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 1st Earl of Ancaster

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 30 July 1881
NPG 4712

Algernon Greville, 2nd Baron Greville, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2576

Algernon Greville, 2nd Baron Greville

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 31 December 1881
NPG 2576

Farrer Herschell, 1st Baron Herschell, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2721

Farrer Herschell, 1st Baron Herschell

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 19 March 1881
NPG 2721

Valentine Augustus Browne, 4th Earl of Kenmare, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4720

Valentine Augustus Browne, 4th Earl of Kenmare

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 26 February 1881
NPG 4720

Alexander Leslie-Melville, 10th Earl of Leven and 9th Earl of Melville, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4726

Alexander Leslie-Melville, 10th Earl of Leven and 9th Earl of Melville

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 17 December 1881
NPG 4726

Thomas Augustus Wolstenholme Parker, 6th Earl of Macclesfield, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4727

Thomas Augustus Wolstenholme Parker, 6th Earl of Macclesfield

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 22 October 1881
NPG 4727

Horatio Nelson, 3rd Earl Nelson, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2592

Horatio Nelson, 3rd Earl Nelson

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 16 April 1881
NPG 2592

James Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Abercorn, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 6059

James Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Abercorn

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 5 March 1881
NPG 6059

Cetshwayo ka Mpande, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2699

Cetshwayo ka Mpande

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 26 August 1882
NPG 2699

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