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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Charles Robert Leslie (1794-1859), Painter and writer

Painter; son of American parents; student at RA schools; RA 1826; taught briefly in America; published Memoirs of John Constable, 1845; professor of painting at RA, 1848-52; published lectures; famous for his genre and literary pictures in a generally comic vein.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.