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Edward Matthew Ward

(1816-1879), History painter

Sitter in 16 portraits
Artist associated with 10 portraits
Edward Matthew Ward was a painter. He entered the Royal Academy schools in 1835 and the following year he went abroad for further study, visiting Paris and Venice on the way to Rome, where he spent three years. Ward's first work of any consequence was Cimabue and Giotto, which he sent back to the Royal Academy show of 1839. In 1852 he was commissioned to produce eight pictures for the Palace of Westminster, on subjects drawn from the English civil wars, the most admired of which is the Last Sleep of Argyll (1860s) in the Commons Corridor of the Houses of Parliament.

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Daniel Maclise, by Edward Matthew Ward - NPG 616

Daniel Maclise

by Edward Matthew Ward
oil on panel, 1846
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 616

Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay, by Edward Matthew Ward - NPG 4882

Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

by Edward Matthew Ward
oil on canvas, 1853
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4882

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia, by Émile Desmaisons, after  Edward Matthew Ward - NPG D33813

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Émile Desmaisons, after Edward Matthew Ward
lithograph, published 1857
NPG D33813

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Samuel Johnson ('Dr Johnson awaiting an audience of Lord Chesterfield')

by Lumb Stocks, published by Art Union of London, after Edward Matthew Ward
engraving, published 1876
NPG D36541

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