Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Copies of photographs, mainly taken by [Margaret] Pamela Powell, of JEP with the painter [Hubert] Andrew Freeth and their families, including photographs by Ronald Prayer of Freeth with one of his portraits of JEP. Also includes copies of letters between Freeth, JEP and Prayer about his photographs of Freeth and the portrait, with a copy of Prayer's article on Freeth's work.
McEvoy comments that the photograph of the portrait that he has arranged to be taken is a good likeness: the photographer (highly recommended by McEvoy is called Paul Laib of Thistle Green, Fulham Road). McEvoy also asks permission for the portrait he has done of Ward to be displayed at the New English Art Club Exhibition.
Letter to Myers from J. M. Keynes about the choice of artist to complete the portrait of James Ward, 19130530
Keynes recommends Duncan Grant, one of the 'Bloomsbury Group' artists and known for slightly experimental work, as someone to consider as portraitist of Ward. Keynes mentions that he has seen a picture by McEvoy (a favoured candidate) but that in his opinion McEvoy's style is 'old fashioned'. Keynes speaks of the need, nevertheless, to satisfy the 'subscribers' (those who are contributing to the cost of the portrait). Of course, McEvoy was eventually awarded the commission.
Ward says that, of all people, he would prefer Henry Jackson to present the portrait.
Letter to Myers from Mary Ward about how she and her husband feel about having the portrait hang in their own home for a period, 19140724
Mary Ward expresses the view that, although she and her husband would be proud to have the portrait hang in their home for a while, they would not want to prevent it being more widely seen. She leaves the decision of where it should hang to Myers.
Mary Ward thanks Myers for the 'photogravure' of the portrait that has been sent to them, which they are very pleased with. She also proposes the idea of a gallery of portraits of Cambridge men in the Fitzwilliam Museum: this could include portraits like the one of her husband on permanent display, and temporary loans from other collections to add interest.
Letter to Myers from Mary Ward, wife of Professor James Ward, about the choice of artist for her husband's portrait, 19130601
Mary Ward apologises for having been late to reply, explaining that her husband knows little of modern artists and so has no particular opinion or preference on the choice of artist.
Letter to Myers from the Rev. W. R. Sorley of St Giles, Chesterton, about the choice of someone to present Ward's portrait, 19140202
Sorley reports that Jackson declines the invitation to present the portrait as he feels he is not sufficiently conversant with Ward's writings. Sorley does not think that the Master of Trinity is the right person either, so suggests that Bertrand Russell be asked.