C.R. Leslie, R.A. The parents of Mr. Leslie visited London in 1794, where the great painter first saw the light, and was brought home to Philadelphia, while he was still an infant. His remarkable talents attracted the attention and instruction of Thomas Sully, and the boy was sent by his friends to England. There, our great West became his tutor and friend, and, after seeing the masters on the continent, he re-visited our country for a short period, in 1833, but returned to London, where he continues to delight his friends and the public by the rare compositions from his genius and his pencil. (See Hist. of Arts of Des.) [P. 16.]
Catalogue. Descriptive, Biographical and Historical, of the Exhibition of Select Paintings, by Modern Artists, principally American, and living, under the Direction of a Committee of Amateurs. The Paintings borrowed for this particular purpose from friends to the arts. At the Stuyvesant Institute, for four weeks only from the day of opening, Nov. 19, 1838. New York: Printed by G.P. Scott. 1838.
Artist professional affiliation: Royal Academician.