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Ward, Sir Leslie [pseud. Spy]

Peter Mellini

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/36735

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Ward, Sir Leslie [pseud. Spy] (1851–1922), caricaturist and portrait painter, was born on 21 November 1851 in Harewood Square, London, one of the eight children of the history painter Edward Matthew Ward (1816–1879) and his wife, Henrietta Mary Ada Ward (1832–1924), a fashionable portrait painter, art teacher, and hostess. Although they had the same surname before marriage, his parents were not related. Both were history painters of some note. His mother came from a line of painters and engravers, including her father, the engraver and miniature painter ...

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Subjects: Drawing and Pastels ; Painting

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