Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Sir Leslie Ward (1851-1922), 'Spy'; caricaturist and portrait painter; son of Edward Matthew Ward
Ward’s appearance in middle age was of ‘a dark, soldierly-looking man, well set up at all points’.  ‘He was known as a more forgetful person than most. Corney Grain composed a song about his hopeless ignorance of time and place, and many stories of his failing were invented or told.’ 
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1) Another early Vanity Fair caricature was of his father, E.M. Ward (‘Historic Art’), 20 Dec. 1873. For further study of L. Ward’s working methods, see NPG Archive Drawings Collection (Ward).
2) Sketch, 10 Jan. 1894, p.579.
3) Jacomb-Hood 1925, p.750.
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