C1904

In his father's steps

Artist:

Spy Leslie Ward

Rare lithograph from the original edition of Vanity Fair. Lord Dalmeny (Albert Primrose) 1882-1974 Played for Scotland, Buckinghamshire, Marylebone Cricket Club, Middlesex, Surrey Right-hand batsman & Right-arm fast bowler.

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Full Title:

In his father’s steps

Date:

C1904

Artist:

Spy Leslie Ward

Condition:

Crease lower right margin.

Technique:

Original colour lithograph

Image Size: 

195mm 
x 345mm
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In his father's steps - Antique Print from 1904

Genuine antique
dated:

1904

Description:

Rare lithograph from the original edition of Vanity Fair.

Lord Dalmeny (Albert Primrose) 1882-1974 Played for Scotland, Buckinghamshire, Marylebone Cricket Club, Middlesex, Surrey Right-hand batsman & Right-arm fast bowler.

Biography:

Leslie Matthew Ward (1851-1922)

Ward was a British portrait artist and caricaturist who over four decades painted 1,325 portraits which were regularly published byVanity Fair, under the pseudonyms

Such was his influence in the genre that all Vanity Fair caricatures are sometimes referred to as “Spy Cartoons” regardless of who the artist actually was. Early portraits, almost always full-length (judges at the bench being the main exception), had a stronger element of caricature and usually distorted the proportions of the body, with a very large head and upper body supported on much smaller lower parts. Later, as he became socially accepted in the society in which he moved to gain access to his subjects, and not wishing to cause offence, his style developed into what he called ‘characteristic portraits’, being less of a caricature and more of an actual portrait of the subject, using realistic body proportions.

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