Habib Neccar Mosque, Antakya, Turkey
The Trossachs at Loch Katrine, Ben Venue, Perthshire
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William Leighton Leitch began his career as a scene painter and painter of snuff boxes in Scotland before moving to London, where he continued as a scenery painter, while taking lessons from Copley Fielding. He travelled extensively throughout Europe between 1833 and 1837, particularly in Italy, where he was based. On his return he established himself as a landscape painter and drawing master, numbering Queen Victoria amongst his pupils.
Ben Venue lies approximately one mile south-west of Loch Katrine in the Trossachs. The area was immortalised in Sir Walter Scott’s poem, The Lady of the Lake, 1810. It was a popular subject with artists including Copley Fielding, who exhibited a similar subject at the OWS in 1848.
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