Search the Collection

William ('Bill') Ward

(active 1789-1792), Boxer; murderer

Sitter in 5 portraits

 Like voting
is closed

Thanks for Liking

Please Like other favourites!
If they inspire you please support our work.

Make a donation Close

List Thumbnail

'The most severe Battle ever seen ...' (Joseph ('Joe') Ward; William ('Bill') Ward; Tom Johnson (Thomas Jackling); Isaac Perrins; Perrins; Pickard), published by Samuel William Fores - NPG L269.A2.15

'The most severe Battle ever seen ...' (Joseph ('Joe') Ward; William ('Bill') Ward; Tom Johnson (Thomas Jackling); Isaac Perrins; Perrins; Pickard)

published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 24 October 1789
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.A2.15

'Prize-fight between Billy Hooper and Bob Watson' (Unknown man; Tom Johnson (Thomas Jackling); William ('Billy') Hooper; Bob Watson; William ('Bill') Ward; Joseph ('Joe') Ward), by Isaac Cruikshank, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG L269.A3.11

'Prize-fight between Billy Hooper and Bob Watson' (Unknown man; Tom Johnson (Thomas Jackling); William ('Billy') Hooper; Bob Watson; William ('Bill') Ward; Joseph ('Joe') Ward)

by Isaac Cruikshank, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 21st February 1790
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.A3.11

'A Particular and Scientific Account on the most tremendous Battle', probably by Isaac Cruikshank, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG L269.A1.02

'A Particular and Scientific Account on the most tremendous Battle'

probably by Isaac Cruikshank, published by Samuel William Fores
etching, published 1791
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.A1.02

'Dan beating the Phillistines [Philistines]' (Tom Johnson (Thomas Jackling); Tom Johnson (Thomas Jackling); William ('Bill') Ward; Joseph ('Joe') Ward; John Jackson), by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG L269.A4.15

'Dan beating the Phillistines [Philistines]' (Tom Johnson (Thomas Jackling); Tom Johnson (Thomas Jackling); William ('Bill') Ward; Joseph ('Joe') Ward; John Jackson)

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published May 1792
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.A4.15

William ('Bill') Ward, probably published by George Smeeton - NPG L269.A2.11

William ('Bill') Ward

probably published by George Smeeton
hand-coloured stipple, probably published 1812-1813
On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L269.A2.11

Comments back to top

We are currently unable to accept new comments, but any past comments are available to read below.

If you need information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service . Please note that we cannot provide valuations. You can buy a print or greeting card of most illustrated portraits. Select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Buy a Print button. Prices start at around £6 for unframed prints, £16 for framed prints. If you wish to license an image, select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Use this image button, or contact our Rights and Images service. We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.