Biographical Materials

My friend Augustus Egg, R.A., who lived in a charming house in Queen's Road, Bayswater, was not only well known as an excellent artist, but also as being the Amphitrion whose hospitality was famous, and whose dnners were stil more famous by reason of the guests who were wont to surround his table. Where is the hungry man who could not have been enchanted to meet Dickens and Leech, Mark Lemon and John Forster (Dickens's biographer), Hawkins, Q.C. (now the judge), Landseer, Mulready, Webster, and other vartists less famous? — Frith, The Life and Work of John Leech, II, 98

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Frith, William Powell, R. A.. The Life and Work of John Leech. 2 vols. London: Richard Bentley, 1891.

Hunt, William Holman. "Notes on the Life of August L. Egg." The Reader. 1 (1863): 462, 486-67, 557-58; 2 (1863): 42-43, 91, 516-17; 3 (1864): 56-57. The essay appeared anonymously, but Hunt discusses writing it with William Bell Scott, one of whose letters he included in the text.

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