Charles Robert Leslie (1794-1859)

Commissioned by the Swansea Industrialist Lewis Weston Dillwyn to paint portraits for the family. His family origins were in America, but he was born in London and returned there in 1811 and worked there until 1833 when he moved back to America.

Further reading

Peter Lord, The Visual Culture of Wales: Industrial Society (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1998), p.83.

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The Sisters of Bethany
artist: Charles Robert Leslie
engraver: M. J. Danforth
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea

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