George Dunlop Leslie (1835-1921) was born into an artistic family, his father was the notable genre painter Charles Robert Leslie RA, and his uncle Robert Leslie was a marine artist. He studied at the Royal Academy and first exhibited there in 1859, showing his work every year thereafter. He became an Associate in 1868 and a full Royal Academician in 1876.
His early works showed the strong influence of the Pre-Raphaelites, but he settled into a more academic, aesthetic style of painting depicting English domestic life. He often used children as subjects, and his work was praised by John Ruskin. He was also an author and had several books published, all illustrated by him, and based on personal observations of life and nature in his local area.
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