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    Sale 5907

    Christie's Interiors

    2 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 627

    William Leighton Leitch, R.I. (1804-1883) after Saunders

    Portrait of Lord Byron, half-length facing to his right

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    William Leighton Leitch, R.I. (1804-1883) after Saunders
    Portrait of Lord Byron, half-length facing to his right
    inscribed 'made by Leitch in 1831/copy of a miniature of Lord Byron by Saunders - it was given/Lord B. to W Alb***i sold by his son to W.W.Bankes/50 in 1848. I have *** a notice to W.Bankes/-writing in which he states that he frequently accompanied/Lord B in his sittings' (on the reverse)
    pencil and watercolour
    7¼ x 6 1/8 in. (18.4 x 15.6 cm.); together with A watercolour of a continental river scene by another hand (2)


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    It is believed that the artist mentioned in the inscription is Joseph Saunders (fl.1772-1811) who painted miniatures and executed engravings, exhibiting at the R.A. and the B.I.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the attribution of this lot should read 'William Leighton Leitch, R.I. (1804-1883) After Saunders' and not as stated in the catalogue.