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WILLIAM LEIGHTON LEITCH, R.I. (1804-1883)
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WILLIAM LEIGHTON LEITCH, R.I. (1804-1883)

KELVINGROVE; AND DUMBARTON ROCK

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WILLIAM LEIGHTON LEITCH, R.I. (1804-1883)
KELVINGROVE; AND DUMBARTON ROCK
one signed and dated 'W.L. Leitch/1879.' (lower left); and one signed and dated 'W.L. Leitch/1879.' (lower right)
pencil and watercolour
5¼ x 8½ in. (13.3 x 21.6 cm.)
two in the lot (2)
Provenance
R.F. Goldschmidt Esq. (+), 26-27 June 1941, Lot 53.
With The Grosvenor Gallery, Manchester.
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Lot Essay

The Glaswegian-born William Leighton Leitch began his career as a scene painter at the Glasgow Theatre Royal, although later he worked predominantly in watercolour. Leitch spent years traveling throughout the Netherlands, Switzerland and Italy, earning a living teaching painting to aristocratic patrons. Later in life Leitch taught H.M. Queen Victoria and her children to paint landscapes in watercolour.

Dumbarton Rock, whose name means 'the hill or fort of the Britons', has been fortified since prehistoric times, and is situated above where the River Leven joins the Clyde. Kelvingrove park is in the west end of Glasgow, and is now the location of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery which opened in 1903.
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