Men of the Day No. 965. John Roberts and H. W. Stevenson by Spy
ROBERTS Mr John. Junior: 'The champion of 1885'. Son of former champion. Born Lancashire.
STEVENSON H. W. From Yorkshire. By Spy. 'He might be champion if there were a Championship'. Made 198 consecutive cannons in 1897 before the push stroke was abolished.
Condition: Minor foxing to centrefold, repaired splits to bottom edge, a scarce double page print, usually separated
|Title: 'He might be a champion if there were a championship' and 'The Champion of 1885'
|Medium: Chromolithograph dated May 25th 1905
||Image Size: 370 x 210mm, 14.5 x 8.25 "
|Order No. 7325a
||Paper Size: 385 x 250mm, 15 x 10 "
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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).
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.
Other Works by Spy
Vanity Fair print - Billiards - Snooker by Spy dated 1905
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