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Men of the Day 150. Mr. William Gilbert Grace by Spy.
'Born at Bristol twenty nine years ago of a family long given to the national game of Cricket, he found himself with a father and uncles reputed famous in its pursuit, and with brothers known for excellence in its practice....'
(A full biography is supplied with this print).
Condition: Good, minor marginal blemishes.
|Medium: Chromolithograph dated June 9th 1887
||Image Size: 370 x 210mm, 14.5 x 8.25 "
|Order No. 7857
||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
W. G. Grace - Vanity Fair Spy Print dated 1887.
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