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Horse Racing , " Starting ", Lord Marcus Beresford by Spy - Vanity Fair print by Spy

Lord Beresford - Jockey Club Starter - Caricature by Spy
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Men of the Day No. 467. Lord Marcus Beresford. by Spy
Born on Christmas day 1849. Educated at Harrow, joined the 12th Lancers and later transferred to the 7th Hussars and served in India. Successful jockey, then became the Offical Starter to the Jockey Club, retired to manage the Prince of Walse racehorses.

(a copy of the biography will be supplied with this print)


Condition: Minor foxing to bottom margin, a scarce proof copy, printed before the addition of the title caption.

Title: 'Starting '
Medium: Chromolithograph dated April 26th 1890 Image Size: 370 x 210mm, 14.5 x 8.25 "
Order No. 7337 Price: £45.00 Paper Size: 385 x 250mm, 15 x 10 "
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Leslie Ward 'Spy' 1851-1922

Cartoonist, born November 21, 1851, in Harewood Square, London. As the son of artists Edward Matthew Ward and Henrietta Mary Ada Ward, Ward's artistic talent was fostered from an early age. After being educated at Eton, Ward who originally trained as an architect subsequently trained under Sidney Smirke and W.P. Frith. He joined the Royal Academy Schools in 1871, during which time Sir John Everett Millais, struck by Ward's caricatures, introduced him to Thomas Gibson Bowles, the editor of Vanity Fair. Bowles recruited Ward in 1873 to replace Carlo Pellegrini (Ape).

Ward contributed regularly to Vanity Fair over the next forty years under the pseudonym 'Spy'. He produced over 2,387 caricatures of well-known people including those in government, finance and education many of which were lithographed by Vincent Brooks. Ward authored a book of recollections in 1915, Forty Years of 'Spy'. He was knighted in 1918 and died on May 15, 1922 in London.

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Horse Racing , " Starting ", Lord Marcus Beresford by Spy dated 1890

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