|Artist||Spy [Sir Leslie Ward]|
|Published||Vanity Fair, Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Ltd. Lith. March 29th, 1900|
|Dimensions||Image 342 x 194 mm, Sheet 375 x 234 mm|
A full length portrait of William Dudley Ward standing profile to right, wearing cream coloured shorts and a cream top with light blue edging, hands in his pockets.
William Dudley Ward PC (1877 - 1946), was a British sportsman and Liberal politician. Educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, Dudley Ward rowed for Cambridge in the 1897 Boat Race, which Oxford won. As President of CUBC he rowed in the winning Cambridge crews in the 1899 and 1900 Boat Races.
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.