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Study of the Cornish Coast

Photo credit: Royal Institution of Cornwall

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Benjamin Eastlake Leader was the son of the artists Benjamin Williams Leader and Mary Eastlake. He was born 17 June 1877 and educated at Charterhouse and Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1910 married he Isabella Anderson of Rosemarrin, Bude. Isabella was the third daughter of William Boyd Anderson, a solicitor from Glasgow. He was killed in the First World War, 12 October 1916. At the time of his death he was a Captain in the 3rd Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) attached to the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

Royal Cornwall Museum



oil on canvas


H 51 x W 61 cm

Accession number

TRURI : 1000.37

Work type


Royal Cornwall Museum

River Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ England

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