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{{subst:Quick infobox|Charles Blair Leighton|1823|1855|}} Charles Blair Leighton (born 1823 died 1855), artist, born on 6 March 1823, was son of Stephen Leighton and Helen Blair, his wife. At the age of fourteen he was apprenticed to a silver-engraver for seven years, but abandoned engraving at the end of his apprenticeship. He always devoted his spare time to drawing and the study of anatomy, and became a student of the Royal Academy. He painted portraits and figure-pieces, and was an occasional exhibitor at the Royal Academy. Leighton also practised for a time in lithography, and worked with his brother, George Cargill Leighton, in the chromolithographic business of Leighton Brothers. Leighton died on 6 February 1855, aged 31. He married, in April 1849, Caroline, daughter of Thomas Boosey, music publisher, by whom he left two daughters, and a son, Edmund Blair Leighton, who has obtained some distinction as an artist. [DNB 1][1]


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    L. C.

    (1893). "Leighton, Charles Blair (DNB00)". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 33. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 0.

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