|Artist||Spy [Sir Leslie Ward]|
|Published||Vincent Brooks day & Son, Lith. March 19, 1896|
|Dimensions||Image 310 x 190 mm, Sheet 392 x 267 mm|
A full length portrait of Sir Walter Erskine Crum, stading head turned left, wearing cream shortsm cream and blue jumper, blue cravat, blue blazar, holding a Oxford University Boat Club cap in his right hand.
Sir Walter Erskine Crum (1874-1944) was an oarsman for Oxford and Presidnet of the Oxford University Boat Club.
Sir Leslie Matthew Ward (1851 – 1922) 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 "Spy" and "Drawl". 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. The portraits were produced as watercolours and turned into chromolithographs for publication in the magazine. These were then usually reproduced on better paper and sold as prints.