Only Connect - Leigh Hunt <> Madame Vestris

How are these sitters connected?

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

James Henry Leigh Hunt
by Samuel Laurence
circa 1837
NPG 2508

Madame Vestris, by Samuel Lover, circa 1826 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Madame Vestris
by Samuel Lover
circa 1826
NPG 2786

The connection
Actress and singer Eliza Vestris advanced James Henry Leigh Hunt £100 for his play, A Legend of Florence. She believed that the fee entitled her to change the structure and plot.

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