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Ward, James (1769-1859) 

Gender: Male

Functions, occupations and activities
Born in Thames Street, London (23 October 1769); worked for John Raphael Smith, then apprenticed to his own brother, William Ward, as an engraver and mezzotinter; also studied painting; exhibited (from 1790); appointed painter and mezzotinter to the Prince of Wales (1794); elected ARA (1807) and RA (1811); moved to Cheshunt (1830); died in Cheshunt (23 November 1859)

ENGRAVERS (printmakers)

Family relationship with Ward, George Raphael (1798-1878)

Archival Resources
Number noted: 4

Letters from (2), 1799; 1850
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum
Document reference: General Series; MS 217-1949
Comments: Papers listed

Letters (2) to John Soane, 1822-1824
Held at: Sir John Soane's Museum
Document reference: II.W.4

Leaflet, press cuttings and admission ticket to private view of a work by him at Smithfield Club cattle show; letters (35) to Garle family and letter from Mrs Ward announcing her husbandís death; poems (17) by him, 1848; 1807-1859
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1953/188B, C, D
Comments: Access by appointment

Letters (6) from, to various recipients, mostly relating to pictures for exhibition, also autograph list of pictures by him, 1821-1849, nd
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1979/5116/525-530, MSL/1981/71
Comments: Access by appointment

Date of creation: 07 November 2002, 14:42:55