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Horse Racing, Jockey, 'Frank Wotton', 1909 by Spy.
'Born on the 14th December in the year 1893, and is, therefore verging on the interesting age of sixteen. He rides with the skill and coolness of a veteran- qualities to which he adds the confidence of youth.'
A full copy of the biography will be supplied with this print.
Condition: Minor repaired splits to edges, slight offsetting (transfered text from another print) tolest of whip, quite feint.
|Title: 'Frank Wotton'
|Medium: Photolithograph dated Sept. 8th1 909
||Image Size: 370 x 210mm, 14.5 x 8.25 "
|Order No. 7298
||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.
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