Edward Grey, Viscount Grey of Falloden (1862-1933)

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

Colour lithograph

published 5 February 1903
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  • 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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    Grey, Edward, Viscount Grey of Falloden
    Materials & Techniques
    lithograph, colour lithograph
  • Details
    Edward Grey, Viscount Grey of Falloden (1862-1933)
    published 5 February 1903
    Colour lithograph
    height: 39.70 cm, width: 24.70 cm
    acquired by Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London, at unknown date
    in plate, br: Spy ; below image: Viscount Grey of Falloden, 1905-1916.
    acquired by Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London
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