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

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

Colour lithograph

published 5 February 1903
  • 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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    Materials & Techniques
    lithograph, colour lithograph
  • Details
    Title
    Edward Grey, Viscount Grey of Falloden (1862-1933)
    Date
    published 5 February 1903
    Medium
    Colour lithograph
    Dimensions
    height: 39.70 cm, width: 24.70 cm
    Acquisition
    acquired by Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London, at unknown date
    Inscription
    in plate, br: Spy ; below image: Viscount Grey of Falloden, 1905-1916.
    Provenance
    acquired by Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London
    GAC number
    18369