The painter Leonard Campbell Taylor (1874-1969) studied at the RA Schools from 1895-98, during which time he illustrated many of the popular magazines of the day, including The Windsor Magazine. His first painting exhibited at the Academy was The Sentinel (1899). He achieved early success with portraiture, and gained a patron in the noted art collector Humphrey Roberts. He worked in a variety of genres, producing landscapes, scenes featuring Japanese people, historical pictures and interiors with figures such as The Patient, Chess and The Rehearsal. He was one of a significant number of artists who were influenced by the later work of J.E.Millais.