Edward Matthew Ward. Colour lithograph by L. Ward (Spy), 1873.

  • Ward, Leslie, Sir, 1851-1922.
Dec. 20, 1873
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Vanity fair (London, England : 1868)
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About this work


Historical painter and Royal Academician. "Ward was a large man, with black hair, reportedly rough in manner and appearance. On 10 January 1879 he was found raving on the floor of his dressing-room, his throat cut with a razor; he was shouting, 'I was mad when I did it; the devil prompted me' (The Times, 18 January 1879, p. 11). Medical help arrived, but he died on 15 January at his home, 3 Queens Villas, in Windsor. The inquest in Windsor on 17 January found that he killed himself while temporarily insane. Ward was buried at Upton Old Church on 21 January and the contents of his studio were sold at Christie's, London, on 29 March"--Oxford dictionary of national biography


[London] : Vanity fair, Dec. 20, 1873.

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; image and lettering 34 x 18.7 cm


"Historic art". Spy. Vanity fair. No. 268. Men of the day, no. 74.


Wellcome Collection 819784i

Creator/production credits

A portrait of the artist's father by his son, Leslie Ward


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