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Fred, Leist - Early editions

Fred, Leist

Early editions

Oil on canvas: 36.5(h) x 28(w) in / 92.7(h) x 71.1(w) cm
Signed and dated lower left: Fred Leist /10

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1878 – Sydney - 1945


Early editions


Signed and dated lower left: Fred Leist /10

Oil on canvas: 36 ½ x 28 in / 92.7 x 71.1 cm

Frame size: 42 ¾ x 34 ¾ in / 108.6 x 88.3 cm



Private collection, UK



London, Royal Academy, 1910, no.452



Early editions was the first painting exhibited by Fred Leist at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1910. Leist had moved to London from Australia with his wife and daughter two years earlier, joining the Graphic, amongst other publications, as an illustrator. Images such as, ‘The Revival of “The Whip” at Drury Lane: A glimpse of the hunting men from the flies’, 26th March 1910, show Leist’s professional interest in the theatre, which may have led to his painting the actress Coralie Decima Chatteris (1885-1910) in the present work.