George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859-1925) politician, traveller and Viceroy of India

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

Colour lithograph

published 18 June 1892
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Whitehall
  • 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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    People
    Curzon, George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston
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    Materials & Techniques
    lithograph, colour lithograph
  • Details
    Title
    George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859-1925) politician, traveller and Viceroy of India
    Date
    published 18 June 1892
    Medium
    Colour lithograph
    Dimensions
    height: 39.30 cm, width: 27.00 cm
    Acquisition
    acquired by Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London, at unknown date
    Inscription
    in plate, br: Spy ; below image: Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, 1919-1924.
    Provenance
    acquired by Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London
    GAC number
    18366