"St. John's, Oxford"

Method Chromolithograph
Artist Spy [Sir Leslie Ward]
Published Vanity Fair, April 1, 1893
Dimensions Image 330 x 195 mm, Sheet 405 x 275 mm
Notes Full length portrait of James Bellamy (1819–1909), a British academic and administrator at the University of Oxford. He was educated at St John's College, where he attained a BA degree in 1841 and MA degree in 1845. He was President of St John's College from 1871–1909 and held the position of Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1886–1890.

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 41427