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Leitch, William Leighton

Leitch, William Leighton
Leitch, William Leighton
Leitch, William Leighton
Leitch, William Leighton
About the Artist
Leitch, William Leighton
Biography
William Leighton Leitch was born in Glasgow in 1804. He quickly abandoned the legal career his father had intended for him and became first a house painter and then a theatrical scene painter in Glasgow. Following this he worked in Ayrshire decorating snuffboxes, and then in London again as a scene painter working alongside Clarkson Stanfield and David Roberts. From the mid 1840's he gave lessons in watercolour to Queen Victoria having earlier instructed Lady Canning, a Lady-in-Waiting to the monarch. He exhibited in the Royal Academy from 1833-1861, and was also a member of the Royal institute of Painters in Watercolour. He died in London in 1883.
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