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

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.

Find out more about Hunt connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

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NPG D5451 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Leigh Hunt <> Niccolo Paganini


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