"Oxford Modern History"

Method Chromolithograph
Artist Spy [Sir Leslie Ward]
Published Vanity Fair, March 21, 1895
Dimensions Image 330 x 195 mm, Sheet 405 x 275 mm
Notes 'Men of the Day. No. 615. "Oxford Modern History"' . Full length portrait of Frederick York Powell (1850 – 1904), an English historian and scholar. He was a law-lecturer and tutor at Christ Church, fellow of Oriel College, ambassador of the Clarendon Press, and in 1894 he was made Professor of Modern History.

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.
Framing unmounted
Price £40.00
Stock ID 41410