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Leslie, Charles Robert 1794-1859

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Works: 321 works in 677 publications in 3 languages and 4,266 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Biography  Juvenile works  Fiction  Poetry  History  Life skills guides  Handbooks and manuals  Drama  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Editor, Honoree, Engraver, Other, Artist
Classifications: ND497.C7, 759.2
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Memoirs of the life of John Constable, composed chiefly of his letters by Charles Robert Leslie( Book )

103 editions published between 1843 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1843 and reissued here in its expanded second edition of 1845, this biography represents an early and informed portrait of the prolific landscape artist and draughtsman John Constable (1776-1837). An upbringing in the East Anglian countryside and his first sighting of a painting by Claude Lorrain inspired his lifelong dedication to capturing scenes from nature, reflected in early works such as Dedham Vale (1802) and in his mature masterpieces, notably The Hay Wain (1821). Prepared by Charles Robert Leslie (1794-1859), a close friend and fellow member of the Royal Academy, this work is based principally on his collection of Constable's letters and papers, drawing also on friends' accounts of the artist. Illuminating his relationship with Maria Bicknell and the influence of early mentor Sir George Beaumont, the book details the development of Constable's career, revealing the nature of his opinions and anxieties
Memoirs of the life of John Constable, esq., R.A by Charles Robert Leslie( Book )

38 editions published between 1845 and 2008 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the 1845 edition of Leslie's biography on English painter?John Constable.?
Life and times of Sir Joshua Reynolds : with notices of some of his contemporaries by Charles Robert Leslie( Book )

51 editions published between 1865 and 2016 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume life of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-92) was begun by the Royal Academician Charles Leslie (1794-1859), who had previously published a life of John Constable, also reissued in this series. On Leslie's death, the journalist and dramatist Tom Taylor (1817-80) completed the work, published in 1865. Leslie's motive was that he felt that Reynolds had been unfairly treated by an earlier biography. He aimed to show that Reynolds was 'the genial centre of a most various and brilliant society, as well as the transmitter of its chief figures to our time by his potent art'. One of the greatest artists of the eighteenth century, especially famous for his portraits, Reynolds was also instrumental in founding the Royal Academy, and was its first president. Volume 2 begins in 1773, and ends with Reynolds' death. Leslie also provides an assessment of his status as an artist
A hand-book for young painters by Charles Robert Leslie( Book )

26 editions published between 1855 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of John Constable, to C.R. Leslie, 1826-1837 by John Constable( Book )

2 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Constable by Charles Robert Leslie( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artiste romantique anglais, John Constable (1776-1837) a consacré l'ensemble de son oeuvre à la peinture de paysages à une époque où les normes esthétiques en vigueur incitaient à se tourner vers les sujets "grandioses" qu'offrait la peinture d'histoire. A travers des lettres et des extraits des conférences sur l'histoire du paysage que donna Constable, voici un moment du débat artistique
Life and letters of John Constable, R.A. by Charles Robert Leslie( Book )

12 editions published between 1896 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of John Constable was one of the first to be published on the painter's life. It was written by his close friend and fellow artist, Charles Robert Leslie. Included in this biography are personal letters written by Constable to friends and family
John Constable : eine Selbstbiographie aus Briefen, Tagebuchblättern, Aphorismen und Vorträgen by Charles Robert Leslie( Book )

6 editions published in 1911 in German and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Constable : d'après les souvenirs by Charles Robert Leslie( Book )

13 editions published in 1905 in French and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Atlantic souvenir; : a Christmas and New Year's offering. 1827( Book )

4 editions published between 1825 and 1827 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keepsake américain. : Morceaux choisis et inédits de littérature contemporaine( Book )

2 editions published in 1831 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of John Constable, R.A. to C.R. Leslie, R.A., 1826-1837 by John Constable( Book )

3 editions published in 1931 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gems of English art of this century : twenty-four pictures from National Collections printed in colour by Leighton Brother by Francis Turner Palgrave( Book )

1 edition published in 1869 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiographical recollections by Charles Robert Leslie( Book )

18 editions published between 1860 and 2017 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Royal Academician Charles Leslie (1794-1859) also wrote biographies of fellow painters. His life of John Constable and a two-volume work on Sir Joshua Reynolds are also reissued in this series. On his death, the Reynolds work was completed by the journalist and dramatist Tom Taylor (1817-80), who also edited Leslie's two-volume autobiography, published in 1860. Though born in London, Leslie was an American, a child prodigy in drawing, who returned to Britain in 1811 to study painting with Benjamin West and Washington Allston. He had enormous admiration for the paintings of his contemporaries and of the previous generation, and his reminiscences are intended to preserve 'some recollections of those chiefly whom I could praise'. Volume 2 of this lively and self-deprecating work, full of good-humoured anecdotes, consists of extensive extracts from Leslie's letters and an appendix listing his paintings
The moss rose : a Christmas and New Year's present( )

1 edition published in 1847 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moss rose : a Christmas and New Year's present( )

1 edition published in 1847 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lady's cabinet album( Book )

6 editions published between 1832 and 1838 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Memoirs of the life of John Constable, esq., R.A
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C. R. Leslie

Charles Robert

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Leslie, Robert 1794-1859

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English (323)

French (18)

German (5)

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