|Original Vanity Fair print by Spy.
From Kneller Hall. Having joined the Army he served abroad. Produced the Mikado at Simla.
|Title: Col. Barrington-Foote
|Medium: Chromolithograph Print 1905
||Image Size: 342 x 203mm, 13.5 x 8" approx
|Order No. 7063
||Paper Size: 415 x 265mm, 16.5 x 10.5 " approx
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Leslie Ward ('Spy') 1851-1922, cartoonist, was 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). 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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