(London, 23 October 1769 – Cheshunt, 17 November 1859)
He studied as an engraver to J.R. Smith and, later, studied painting with his brother William, following the style of the painters George Morland and Rubens.
In 1910, Ward started working on oil paintings, specializing in animal subjects.
The loss of his first wife and his daughter, united with a failing project that went on for six years, defeated him completely. He then decided to put himself at the service of rich people like other artists of his time did, to portray their animals.
In 1830, Ward moved to Cheshunt with his second wife. He died because of a stroke, in poverty, in 1855.
His works are kept in the Tate Gallery and in the Victoria and Albert Museum of London.