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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 Fordham, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2629

George Fordham

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 2 September 1882
NPG 2629

Herbert John Gladstone, 1st Viscount Gladstone, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 3288

Herbert John Gladstone, 1st Viscount Gladstone

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 6 May 1882
NPG 3288

William Henry Gladstone, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 3289

William Henry Gladstone

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 11 February 1882
NPG 3289

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 5165

(William) Edward Hartpole Lecky

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, study in reverse pose for drawing published in Vanity Fair 27 May 1882
NPG 5165

John J. Macdonnell, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2584

John J. Macdonnell

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 7 October 1882
NPG 2584

Douglas Graham, 5th Duke of Montrose, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2588

Douglas Graham, 5th Duke of Montrose

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 18 March 1882
NPG 2588

Sir John Robert Mowbray, 1st Bt, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2591

Sir John Robert Mowbray, 1st Bt

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 8 April 1882
NPG 2591

Edward Gordon Douglas-Pennant, 1st Baron Penrhyn, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 3292

Edward Gordon Douglas-Pennant, 1st Baron Penrhyn

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 25 March 1882
NPG 3292

Sir John Henry Puleston, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2593

Sir John Henry Puleston

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 14 October 1882
NPG 2593

Arthur Loftus Tottenham, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4748

Arthur Loftus Tottenham

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 15 April 1882
NPG 4748

Alan Legge Gardner, 3rd Baron Gardner, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 3287

Alan Legge Gardner, 3rd Baron Gardner

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 21 January 1883
NPG 3287

Edward Nugent Leeson, 6th Earl of Milltown, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4728

Edward Nugent Leeson, 6th Earl of Milltown

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 24 November 1883
NPG 4728

Stephen Moore, 3rd Earl Mountcashell, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2590

Stephen Moore, 3rd Earl Mountcashell

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 8 September 1883
NPG 2590

John Hinde Palmer, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4731

John Hinde Palmer

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 28 July 1883
NPG 4731

Sir (Charles Edward) Howard Vincent, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 2744

Sir (Charles Edward) Howard Vincent

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 22 December 1883
NPG 2744

Richard Anthony Proctor, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 5789

Richard Anthony Proctor

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 3 March 1883
NPG 5789

Sir John Christopher Willoughby, 5th Bt, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4754

Sir John Christopher Willoughby, 5th Bt

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 6 September 1884
NPG 4754

Edward Gibson, 1st Baron Ashbourne, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 3932

Edward Gibson, 1st Baron Ashbourne

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 4 July 1885
NPG 3932

Sir William Cotton, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 3282

Sir William Cotton

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 5 September 1885
NPG 3282

Anthony Wilson Thorold, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4746

Anthony Wilson Thorold

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 20 January 1885
NPG 4746

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