- Also known as
primary name: Ward, James
other name: James Ward & Co
other name: Messrs Ward & Co
- individual; painter/draughtsman; printmaker; British; Male
- Life dates
- Warren Place, Kentish Town (1790)
20 Winchester Row (1792-1794)
13 Southampton Row, Paddington (Mar 1795, Sep 1796)
'near the Turnpike', Paddington (Mar 1796, Mar 1799)
14 Southampton Row, Paddington (1798, 1799)
6 Newman Street (Jan 1800 -1843)
Roundcroft Cottage, Cheshunt (1831-1855)
- Painter, mezzotinter and lithographer; father of George Raphael Ward and brother of William Ward ARA (1766-1826); Royal Academician. Began career as an engraver, later switched to painting.
Published under his own name, and also, in partnership with his brother, as 'Messrs Ward & Co' or 'James Ward & Co', c.1800-05.
Used 'Natural short-hand' system (invented 1766) for notes on his drawings.
Donated a complete set of annotated working and final proofs in 1817, in six portfolios (Ii,8-13). These are kept, with the exception of those removed and mounted, in the original albums with Ward's letter to the Keeper and a list, in case 194*.
- Julia Frankau (1904)' William Ward ARA and James Ward RA: Their Lives and Works', pp.75-121, no.1-83
C Reginald Grundy, 'James Ward RA', 1909 (quoting original documents)
D. Farr, 'James Ward', London 1960
E. J. Nygren, 'The Art of James Ward, RA', Ann Arbor, 1980
O. Beckett, 'James Ward, R.A.: A Flawed Genius?', 1985
J. Munro, 'James Ward RA', exh. cat. Fitzwilliam, 1991
E. J. Nygren, 'James ward's papers: An 1826 Diary in Context' in Getty Research Journal, no. 3 (2011), pp.179-88