Sir Richard Henn Collins: Smith’s Leading Cases

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

Chromolithograph

14 January 1893
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
  • 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
    Collins, Richard Henn, Baron Collins
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    Materials & Techniques
    chromolithograph
  • Details
    Title
    Sir Richard Henn Collins: Smith’s Leading Cases
    Date
    14 January 1893
    Medium
    Chromolithograph
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Suckling & Co., August 1970
    GAC number
    8994