Nicholas Winfield Scott Leighton was a painter whose last known address was Boston, MA. He was mainly a painter of animals, and it was only by raising and trading horses that he was able to pursue his studies. He studied under Harrison Bird Brown and opened a studio in Boston in 1874.
He exhibited at the National Academy of Design in 1883, 1886, and 1887. Among his important works are “Three Veterans,” “The Smugglers,” and “In the Stable.” He died at the MacLean Insane Asylum.