The grand-daughter of an R.a. - James Ward, animal painter to the King - the great-niece of George Morland, the widow of an R.a., and the mother of artists, including the popular Mr. Leslie Ward, "Spy," whose caricatures have achieved such world-wide fame, Mrs. E. M. Ward occupies a unique position in the world of art. It was Mrs. Ward who painted that famous picture " Mrs. Fry Visiting Newgate Gaol." She exhibited at the Royal Academy consecutively from 1849 to 1879, and constantly since, and has painted.
Mrs. E. M. Ward
Photo. Mendelsshn several portraits for Queen Victoria and the Royal Family. And since she opened her art classes for ladies, nearly thirty years ago, she has had many Royal pupils. Among her favourite pupils were the popular Princess Alice of Albany, now Princess Alexander of Teck, and at one time the Duchess of Albany herself. When Mrs. Ward's husband was alive, Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort were frequent visitors to their joint studio. Mrs. Ward still continues her art classes for ladies in Chester Square, where her teaching and counsel in matters artistic are much valued.