Stephen Ward was the high society osteopath, artist, SIS 'Joe' and overall patsy of the Prufomo Scandal. His tragic story - he killed himself during the trial, though some say (former Goon and Intelligence man Michael Bentine amongst them) that the SIS murdered him - has fascinated me for years, thanks to the film Scandal (with John Hurt as Ward) numerous factual books and the excellent novel London Blues by Anthony Frewin.
Christine Keeler, the girl at the centre of the scandal
Ward was charged with living off immoral earnings from her
Two portraits of Christine Keeler by him,
one suitably naughty, the other nice
Mandy Rice Davies,
another alleged girl in his stable
His suitably explicit and naughty portrait of Mandy
Some more of Ward's work....