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Vanity Fair Print - 'a Chief Secretary' MP for Leeds

MP for Leeds - Geral Balflour
 

Mr Gerald BALFOUR . MP for Leeds. 'a Chief Secretary'. Shown at the dispatch Box. Born 1853. Younger brother of A J Balfour. Educated Eton. Trinity Cambridge.

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Title: 'a Chief Secretary''
Medium: Chromolithograph dated December 10th 1896 Image Size: 370 x 210mm, 14.5 x 8.25 "
Order No. 7226 Price: £30.00 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).

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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'a Chief Secretary' MP for Leeds - Vanity Fair print dated 1896

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