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Men of the Day 930. Mr. B. J. T. Bosanquet by Spy.
'An Artful Bowler' - Played cricket for Eton and Oxford. Originally a fast bowler 'but delivers "googlies" with an artful discrimination. His most dangerous ball is one which seems to have a leg break, but which comes the other way.' Related to Reginald Bosanquet the former ITN news reader.
Condition: Good, slightly cropped top margin
|Title: 'An Artful Bowler'
|Medium: Chromolithograph dated Sept 15th 1904.
||Image Size: 370 x 210mm, 14.5 x 8.25 "
|Order No. 7341
||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
An Artful Bowler - Vanity Fair Spy Cricket Print dated 1904.
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