Herbert John Gladstone, 1st Viscount Gladstone (1854-1930): “His Father’s Son”

Sir Leslie Matthew ("Spy") Ward (1851 - 1922)

Chromolithograph

11 February 1882
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Home Office, 2 Marsham Street
  • About the artist
    Leslie Ward was born into a family of painters. His mother and father were historical genre painters Edward Matthew Ward and Henrietta Ward. He was educated at Eton and then entered the studio of architect Sydney Smirke. However, he abandoned his architectural training to become apprenticed to W. P. Frith. In 1873 J. E. Millais sent some of his drawings to Thomas Gibson Bowles, founder and owner of ‘Vanity Fair’. Bowles immediately hired Ward, whose first ‘Vanity Fair’ caricature appeared in 1873 under the ‘nom de crayon’ Spy. Ward also painted portraits and made architectural drawings, exhibiting his work at the Royal Academy and Grosvenor Gallery. He was knighted in 1918. Ward died in 1922 and was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
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  • Details
    Title
    Herbert John Gladstone, 1st Viscount Gladstone (1854-1930): “His Father’s Son”
    Date
    11 February 1882
    Medium
    Chromolithograph
    Acquisition
    Purchased 1992
    GAC number
    15960