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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

"Phil" Phil May (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1895

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mr Ronald Walker 2001

"Dan" (Sir Daniel Cooper) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1890s

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ronald A Walker 2009. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Vanity fair

Magazine article by Ashleigh Wadman, 2012

Ashleigh Wadman rediscovers the Australian characters represented with a kindly touch by the British portrait artist Leslie Ward for the society magazine Vanity Fair.

"The Demon Bowler" Frederick Robert Spofforth (image plate from Vanity Fair), 1878

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

"Sydney" Sir Daniel Cooper (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1882

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mr Ronald Walker 2001

"Fairie" A W Cox (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1910

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

The Demon Bowler
The Demon Bowler
The Demon Bowler

The Demon Bowler" Frederick Robert Spofforth (image plate from Vanity Fair), 1878

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2002

'A Postmaster General'  (Sir James Fergusson) (Image plate from Vanity Fair)
'A Postmaster General'  (Sir James Fergusson) (Image plate from Vanity Fair)
'A Postmaster General'  (Sir James Fergusson) (Image plate from Vanity Fair)

'A Postmaster General' (Sir James Fergusson) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1892

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Purchased 2014

"Australia" (Alfred Deakin) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1908

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ronald A Walker 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

H Searle Professional Champion Sculler of the World (Henry Searle) (Image plate from Vanity Fair)
H Searle Professional Champion Sculler of the World (Henry Searle) (Image plate from Vanity Fair)
H Searle Professional Champion Sculler of the World (Henry Searle) (Image plate from Vanity Fair)

H Searle Professional Champion Sculler of the World (Henry Searle) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1889

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

"Aldershot Cavalry" Major General Reginald Talbot (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1897

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

"Ducker" Douglas Hamilton McLean (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1897

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

"A Squatter" Sir Samuel Wilson (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1885

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mr Ronald Walker 2001

"Australia" Sir Edmund Barton (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1902

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mr Ronald Walker 2001

"The Cape High Commissioner" (Sir Henry Brougham Loch) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1894

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ronald A Walker 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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