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Original Vanity Fair Print - 'Reggie' by Spy

 

Vanity Fair Cricket Print - Reggie

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Mr. R. H. SPOONER By Spy. 'Reggie'. Educated at Marlborough. Played for Lancashire and England. Also played Rugger for England. Served in the Boer War.


Condition: 3 small repaired splits to outer margins, print unaffected, light buckle to top left. Excellent colour, no blemishes to image.

Title: Reggie - R. H. Spooner, July 18th 1906
Medium: Photolithograph print dated 1906 Image Size: 342 x 203mm, 13.5 x 8" approx
Order No. 7206 Price:£200.00 Paper Size: 415 x 265mm, 16.5 x 10.5 " approx
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Biography:

Leslie Ward 'Spy' 1851-1922

Cartoonist, born November 21, 1851, in Harewood Square, London. As the son of artists Edward Matthew Ward and Henrietta Mary Ada Ward, Ward's artistic talent was fostered from an early age. After being educated at Eton, Ward who originally trained as an architect subsequently trained under Sidney Smirke and W.P. Frith. He joined the Royal Academy Schools in 1871, during which time Sir John Everett Millais, struck by Ward's caricatures, introduced him to Thomas Gibson Bowles, the editor of Vanity Fair. Bowles recruited Ward in 1873 to replace Carlo Pellegrini (Ape).

Ward contributed regularly to Vanity Fair over the next forty years under the pseudonym 'Spy'. He produced over 2,387 caricatures of well-known people including those in government, finance and education many of which were lithographed by Vincent Brooks. Ward authored a book of recollections in 1915, Forty Years of 'Spy'. He was knighted in 1918 and died on May 15, 1922 in London.

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