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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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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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