William Leighton Leitch

1804-1883 Scotland/Watercolourist

 

Brief Biography- William Leighton Leitch was born in Glasgow in 1804. He began drawing as a boy, and his first employment was as a sign painter and decorator and later a scene painter at the Glasgow Theatre Royal. Leitch moved to London and worked at the Queen's Theatre as a scene painter and took instruction from Copley Fielding. In Italy, he became acquainted with the Hungarian artist Miklós Barabás, whom he gave lessons to along with students he took on in Italy. Back in London after five years, Leitch became a teacher of watercolour to the Queen and the royal family. The Institute of painters in Watercolours elected him in 1862, and he later became its vice-president. He died in 1883.

 

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Aberystwith

Aberystwith

George Gordon

George Gordon Sixth Lord Byron

Figures by a Stream

Figures by a Stream

Sorento

Sorento

Lake Garda

Lake Garda

Isola Bella

Isola Bella from the Isola dei Pescatori-Lake Maggiore

Landscape

Landscape

The City of Cologne

The City of Cologne