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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 1610 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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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

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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Queen Victoria

by Sir Leslie Ward
June 1869
NPG D9967

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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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Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

by Sir Leslie Ward, printed by Gilbert Whitehead & Co Ltd
chromolithograph, published 1 February 1910
NPG D42728

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