The client wanted a Vanity Fair style portrait of her husband as a birthday present. As he is an admirer of the Vanity Fair ‘Spy’ illustrations she commissioned a portrait in this style.
These are gentle caricatures, nothing too extreme. As Leslie Ward (Spy) said:
If I could sum up the art in a sentence, it would be that caricature should be a comic impression with a kindly touch, and always devoid of vulgarity.Leslie Ward – Wikipedia
To see more of his Vanity Fair style portrait work click here.