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LEECH, John (1817 - 1864), Draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LEECH, John (1817 - 1864), Draughtsman

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 29 August 1817, in London; died 29 or 30 October 1864, in London.


One of the finest cartoonists that England has ever produced, John Leech was the son of the landlord of the London Coffee House on Ludgate Hill, and demonstrated extraordinary aptitude from a very early age. The sculptor Flaxman, on seeing a sketch done by Leech at the age

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