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'He is under five-and-thirty, he was born at Hungerford, and began to be recognised as good jockey some sixteen or seventeen years ago. Since then he has improved himself into a fine horseman, who though he rides fewer races than many other jockeys, always gets a good average' .....
Condition: Good. Slightly trimmed margins.
|Title: Rick', Fred Rickaby , 1901
||Image Size: 342 x 203mm, 13.5 x 8" approx
|Order No. 7141
||Paper Size: 415 x 265mm, 16.5 x 10.5 " approx
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Leslie Matthew Ward 1851-1922 (aka ' SPY'), cartoonist, was
born November 21, 1951, 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 studied 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
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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