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Richard Principal Leitch (1827-1882) - Fine Watercolour, Cathedral Interior

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Description

A very fine watercolour study by the British artist Richard Principal Leitch (1827-1882), depicting the interior of a Cathedral. The artist has clearly been inspired by the Gothic Revival movement, popular in the 19th century. The attention to detail is second to none, with body colour used to give depth and perspective to the composition. Well presented in a card mount and molded gilt effect frame. Signed to the lower right. On watercolour paper.

Condition

Overall the condition is very good. There is some very minor discolouration to the substrate. Minor marks to the frame and small losses to some of the molding.

Size

35 x 53cm (13.8" x 20.9")
Framed Size: 68 x 76cm (26.8" x 29.9")

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Artist Biography

The son of the painter and drawing-master, William Leighton Leitch. Richard P. Leitch was a landscape painter, an excellent water-colour painter and a good draughtsman on wood, he exhibited between 1844 and 1860 at the Royal Academy as R. Leitch Junior, at first from his father's address. In September 1857 he was in Normandy painting watercolours for Queen Victoria. Thereafter, especially when his father was ill, he painted extensively for the queen and gave lessons to her children; the styles of father and son are often confused. Richard Leitch published drawing manuals in the 1870s and early 1880s and worked as an illustrator for journals such as The Quiver and Good Words. His wife died a few months before him in 1882, leaving two children.The son of the painter and drawing-master, William Leighton Leitch (1804–1883). Richard P. Leitch was a landscape painter, an excellent water-colour painter and a good draughtsman on wood, he exhibited between 1844 and 1860 at the Royal Academy as R. Leitch Junior, at first from his father’s address. In September 1857 he was in Normandy painting watercolours for Queen Victoria. Thereafter, especially when his father was ill, he painted extensively for the queen and gave lessons to her children; the styles of father and son are often confused. Richard Leitch published drawing manuals in the 1870s and early 1880s and worked as an illustrator for journals such as The Quiver and Good Words. His wife died a few months before him in 1882, leaving two children.

More Information
Code qb633
Artist Richard Principal Leitch (1827-1882)
Date Late 19th Century
Dimensions 35 x 53cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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