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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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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

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