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Letitia Elizabeth Landon (Mrs Maclean) (1802-1838), Poet and novelist

Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Letitia Elizabeth Landon was a poet and novelist who wrote of passionate love at a time when women were conventionally restricted in their themes. Landon's first volume of verse came out in 1821; it and the eight collections that followed were extremely popular, and she was in great demand as a contributor to magazines and gift books, annuals produced in the 1820s and 1830s as gifts for ladies. Her four novels, published between 1831 and 1842, were also successful. In 1838 Landon married George Maclean, then chief administrator of the Cape Coast settlement. She died of poisoning soon after her arrival in Africa.

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1953

Letitia Elizabeth Landon (Mrs Maclean)

by Daniel Maclise
pencil, black chalk and stump, circa 1830-1835
NPG 1953

D5414

Letitia Elizabeth Landon (Mrs Maclean)

by Conrad Cook, after Henry William Pickersgill
stipple engraving, 1830s
NPG D5414

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Letitia Elizabeth Landon (Mrs Maclean)

by John Henry Robinson, after Henry William Pickersgill
stipple engraving, published 1852
NPG D5413

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probably Letitia Elizabeth Landon (Mrs Maclean)

by Unknown artist
stipple engraving, mid-late 19th century
NPG D37705