George Dunlop Leslie (1835 —1921)
English painter, author and illustrator
Leslie’s first exhibition at the Academy was in 1859 and showed his work every year thereafter. His early work was influences by the Pre-Raphaelites, but he settle on a more “academic, aesthetic, style of painting” aiming to show the sunny side of British domestic life (I think he achieved this). Children are often subjects in his paintings. Leslie’s work was highly regarded during his life. He also published several books: "Our River" (1888), "Letters to Marco" (1893) and "Riverside letters" (1896) which he illustrated in black and white. They are based on his observations of life and nature. I just love Leslie's work.
"Sun and moon flowers"
"This is the way we wash our clothes"
(this painting was used in a soup advertisement)
"Her first place"
"Alice in Wonderland"
"The gold-fish seller"
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