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Only Connect - Leigh Hunt <> Madame Vestris

How are these sitters connected?

Leigh Hunt
by Samuel Laurence
circa 1837
NPG 2508

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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