John Fleming Leicester, 1st Baron de Tabley (1762 - 1827)
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Politician, collector, commissioner of works of art, in Britain. Succeeded to the baronetcy in 1770; in 1826 was created Baron de Tabley. Member of Parliament 1796-1807.
Born: 4 April 1762 in Tabley House, Nether Tabley, nr. Knutsford, Cheshire
Died: 18 June 1827
A Descriptive Catalogue Of A Collection Of Paintings By British Artists, In The Possession Of Sir John Fleming Leicester, Bart. By William Carey, Esq.; With Occasional Remarks, &c.By Sir Richard Colt Hoare, Bart. [Epigraph] - London:: 1819.
A catalogue of the very choice collection of modern pictures, which have constituted the very distinguished and universally admired gallery of that accomplished and truly spirited patron of the arts, the Rt. Hon. Lord de Tabley, deceased, at No. 24, Hill Street, Berkely Square : formed by his Lordship ... They comprise favourite and very popular specimens of Wilson, Gainsborough, Loutherbourg, Sir J. Reynolds, Romney, Hoppner, Northcote, Fuseli, West, Opie, Shee, Owen, Thomson, Howard, Hilton, Ward, Turner, Collins, Callcott, Landseer, Pether, Barker, Atkinson, Devis, Leslie and Russell : also, the state chair of Sir Joshua Reynolds's studio, which was bequeathed by him to Barry ; a fine marble bust of the late president West, by Behnes ; and a cast from the hand of the president West, by Behnes ; which (by order of the executors) will be sold by auction, by Mr. Christie, on the premises, No. 24, Hill Street, Berkeley Square, on Saturday, July 7, 1827. - [London]: 1827