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A.E. Chalon RA, Portrait of C.R. Leslie, R.A.

Portrait of C.R. Leslie, R.A., 1848

A.E. Chalon RA (1781 - 1860)

RA Collection: Art

This portrait of the painter and historian of British art, C. R. Leslie (1794-1859), is of particular interest because of the sitter’s close friendship with the artist, which he described in his Autobiographical Recollections (1860) as one of the happiest aspects of his life. A sense of camaraderie between Chalon and Leslie pervades the image. However, as the level of finish suggests, this watercolour was not produced during a moment of leisure but as a commission from Leslie's patron, John Gibbon.

Object details

Title
Portrait of C.R. Leslie, R.A.
Artist/designer
A.E. Chalon RA (1781 - 1860)
Date
1848
Object type
Drawing
Place of Publication
London
Medium
Watercolour on wove paper
Dimensions

380 mm x 305 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
02/1055
Acquisition
Purchased from Chomé Fine Art in 05/12/2002
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