C1903

Yorkshire (George Hirst)

Artist:

Spy - Sir Leslie Ward (1851 - 1922)

George Hirst ( England ) Full Name: George Herbert Hirst Batting Style: Right Hand Bat Bowling Style: Left Arm Medium Fast Other Team(s): Yorkshire, Europeans (India) Test Match Statistics First Test Played : vs Australia on Mon 13th Dec 1897 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Yorkshire (George Hirst)

Date:

C1903

Artist:

Spy - Sir Leslie Ward (1851 - 1922)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original colour lithograph

Image Size: 

210mm 
x 355mm
AUTHENTICITY
Yorkshire (George Hirst) - Antique Print from 1903

Genuine antique
dated:

1903

Description:

George Hirst ( England ) Full Name: George Herbert Hirst

Batting Style: Right Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Left Arm Medium Fast

Other Team(s): Yorkshire, Europeans (India)

Test Match Statistics First Test Played : vs Australia on Mon 13th Dec 1897

Last Test Played : vs Australia on Mon 26th Jul 1909

From the original issue of Vanity Fair, famous for its cartoons of people of the day.

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 by Vanity 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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