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James Henry Leigh Hunt

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James Henry Leigh Hunt, by Samuel Laurence, circa 1837 - NPG 2508 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

James Henry Leigh Hunt

by Samuel Laurence
oil on canvas, circa 1837
44 in. x 35 5/8 in. (1118 mm x 905 mm)
Given by the widow of the sitter's great-grandson, Mrs M.E. Leigh Hunt, 1931
Primary Collection
NPG 2508


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  • Samuel Laurence (1812-1884), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 33 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

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The painter Samuel Laurence was the husband of Hunt's cousin. Artist and sitter knew each other well and this portrait is said to be the best likeness of the writer.

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