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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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Sir Godfrey Baring, 1st Bt ('Men of the Day. No. 1245.

Sir Godfrey Baring, 1st Bt ('Men of the Day. No. 1245. "Isle of Wight."')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 21 September 1910
NPG D45575

William Speirs Simpson ('Men of the Day. No. 1246.

William Speirs Simpson ('Men of the Day. No. 1246. "Science and Invention."')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 28 September 1910
NPG D45576

Marshall O. Roberts ('Men of the Day. No. 1267.

Marshall O. Roberts ('Men of the Day. No. 1267. "Easton Hall."')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 22 February 1911
NPG D45597

Sir John Robinson ('Men of the Day. No. 1280.

Sir John Robinson ('Men of the Day. No. 1280. "Worksop Manor."')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 24 May 1911
NPG D45610

Queen Alexandra ('Our Celebrities. No. 1282.

Queen Alexandra ('Our Celebrities. No. 1282. "Her Majesty Queen Alexandra."')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 7 June 1911
NPG D45612

Sir Robert Paterson Houston, 1st Bt ('Our Celebrities.

Sir Robert Paterson Houston, 1st Bt ('Our Celebrities. "The Britisher's Friend."')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 14 June 1911
NPG D45613

Henry John Brown ('Men of the Day. No. 1284.

Henry John Brown ('Men of the Day. No. 1284. "Oil."')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 21 June 1911
NPG D45614

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Vanity Fair Panel no. 4 (Helmuth Karl Bernhard von Moltke, Count von Moltke; Louis Jules Trochu; Frederick III, Emperor of Germany and King of Prussia; Prince Otto Edward Leopold von Bismarck-Schonhausen; Victor Emmanuel Taparelli, Marchesi d'Azeglio...)

by F. Goedecker, and James Jacques Tissot, and Carlo Pellegrini, and Adriano Cecioni, and Sir Leslie Ward, and Théobald Chartran ('T'), and Charles Auguste Loye ('M.D' or Montbard)
chromolithographs pasted onto wooden panel, assembled from prints published 1869-1884
NPG D39294

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Vanity Fair Panel no. 6 (William Alexander Louis Stephen Douglas-Hamilton, 12th Duke of Hamilton and 9th Duke of Brandon; John Russell, 1st Earl Russell; Hungerford Crewe, 3rd Baron Crewe; Baron Philipp von Brunnow; William Ballantine; Sir William Wi...)

by James Jacques Tissot, and Carlo Pellegrini, and Alfred Thompson (Atn), and Sir Leslie Ward, and Théobald Chartran ('T'), and Adriano Cecioni
chromolithographs pasted onto wooden panel, assembled from prints published 1869-1886
NPG D39296

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Queen Victoria

by Sir Leslie Ward
drawing, June 1869
NPG D9967

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Vanity Fair Panel no. 1

by Sir Leslie Ward, and Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithographs pasted onto wooden panel, assembled from prints published 1873-1903
NPG D39291

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Vanity Fair Panel no. 2

by Sir Leslie Ward, and Carlo Pellegrini, and 'Hay', and Théobald Chartran ('T'), and Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
chromolithographs pasted onto wooden panel, assembled from prints published 1881-1889
NPG D39292

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Vanity Fair Panel no. 3 (Edmund Beckett (né Edmund Beckett Denison), 1st Baron Grimthorpe; Sir John Hay Athole Macdonald, Lord Kingsburgh; James Monro; Charles Kearns Deane Tanner; Sir Walter Gilbey, 1st Bt; Sir Frederick Charles Arthur Stephenson; G...)

by Sir Leslie Ward, and Carlo Pellegrini, and Liborio Prosperi ('Lib'), and Théobald Chartran ('T'), and Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.'), and Sir John Paget Mellor, 1st Bt
chromolithographs pasted onto wooden panel, assembled from prints published 1881-1890
NPG D39293

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Vanity Fair Panel no. 5 (includes John Francis Holcombe Read; Sir James Porter Corry, 1st Bt; Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel; Oscar Browning; Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire; Nathaniel Mayer ('Natty') de Rothschild, 1st Ba...)

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib'), and Carlo Pellegrini, and Sir Leslie Ward, and 'Hay', and Théobald Chartran ('T')
chromolithographs pasted onto wooden panel, assembled from prints published 1881-1889
NPG D39295

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Vanity Fair Panel no. 7 (John ('Johnny') William Reiff; (James Forman) Tod Sloan; Sir Oswald Mosley, 4th Bt; Edward Rodney ('Roddy') Owen; Seymour Berkeley Portman-Dalton (né Portman); Lester Berchart Reiff; Arthur Hepburn Hastie; Robert Peck; Arthur...)

by Sir Leslie Ward, and Godfrey Douglas Giles, and Liborio Prosperi ('Lib'), and Sir Charles Garden Assheton-Smith (né Duff), 1st Bt ('Cloister', 'C.G.D'), and George Algernon Fothergill, and Cuthbert Bradley, and Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.
chromolithographs pasted onto wooden panel, assembled from prints published 1883-1900
NPG D39297

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Henry George Percy, 7th Duke of Northumberland

by Sir Leslie Ward
pencil, early 20th century
NPG D9880

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