Oxford Cricket - Hylton "Punch" Philipson June 29th 1889 Orignal Vanity Fair Print. Signed SPY monogram...the nom de crayon of Leslie Ward.
Hylton "Punch" Philipson (8 June 1866 in Tynemouth, Northumberland, England – 4 December 1935 at Hyde Park, London, England) was a cricketer who played first-class cricket for Oxford University between 1887 and 1889 and for Middlesex between 1895 and 1898.
ABOUT Leslie Ward 'Spy' 1851-1922
Cartoonist, born November 21, 1851, in Harewood Square, London. As the son of artists Edward Matthew Ward and Henrietta Mary Ada Ward, Ward's artistic talent was fostered from an early age. After being educated at Eton, Ward who originally trained as an architect subsequently trained under Sidney Smirke and W.P. Frith. He joined the Royal Academy Schools in 1871, during which time Sir John Everett Millais, struck by Ward's caricatures, introduced him to Thomas Gibson Bowles, the editor of Vanity Fair. Bowles recruited Ward in 1873 to replace Carlo Pellegrini (Ape).
Ward contributed regularly to Vanity Fair over the next forty years under the pseudonym 'Spy'. He produced over 2,387 caricatures of well-known people including those in government, finance and education many of which were lithographed by Vincent Brooks. Ward authored a book of recollections in 1915, Forty Years of 'Spy'. He was knighted in 1918 and died on May 15, 1922 in London.
CONDITION: Our price reflects the minor issue. Sold as found. Gently aged patina. The print has raggedy edges which is clearly pictured,there is a very subtle tear...we picture this. Once framed, it looks fine. No stains or spots.
SIZE: approx 13-1/2" x 8"
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