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Drawings of artists by Charles Hutton Lear, circa 1845


27 Portraits in set

For the most part the drawings are of prominent Royal Academicians, including Etty, Leslie, Maclise and Mulready and drawn surreptitiously in the RA schools. Many of the sitters were visitors to the life school. Lear had large private means and at this stage in his career drew mainly as a pastime.

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Linnell, by Charles Hutton Lear - NPG 1456(16)

Linnell

by Charles Hutton Lear
pencil, circa 1845
NPG 1456(16)

Linnell, by Charles Hutton Lear - NPG 1456(17)

Linnell

by Charles Hutton Lear
pencil, circa 1845
NPG 1456(17)

William Long, by Charles Hutton Lear - NPG 1456(18)

William Long

by Charles Hutton Lear
black chalk, circa 1845
NPG 1456(18)