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LORD FREDERIC LEIGHTON 1830-1896

Pre-Raphaelite painter most famous for his paintings of female characters from mythology.
 
Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton (3 December 1830-25 January 1896) was an English painter and sculptor. His works depicted historical, biblical and classical subject matter, painted for Victorian sensibilities. Leighton was born in Scarborough. He was educated at University College School London. He received his artistic training on the European continent, first from Edward von Steinle and then from Giovanni Costa. Note: Flaming June

 
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When in Florence, aged 24, where he studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti, he painted the procession of the Cimabue Madonna through the Borgo Allegri. He lived in Paris from 1855 to 1859, where he met Ingres, Delacroix, Corot, and Millet. In 1860, he moved to London, where he associated with the Pre-Raphaelites. He designed Elizabeth Barrett Browning's tomb for Robert Browning in the 'English' Cemetery, Florence, 1861. In 1864 he became an associate of the Royal Academy and in 1878 he became its president.
 
Leighton was knighted at Windsor in 1878, and was created a baronet eight years later. He was the first painter to be given a peerage, in the New Year Honours List of 1896. The patent creating him Baron Leighton, of Stretton in the County of Salop, was issued on 24 January 1896; Leighton died the next day of angina pectoris. As he was unmarried his Barony was extinguished after existing for only a day; this is an all-time record in the Peerage. His house in Holland Park, London has been turned into a museum, the Leighton House Museum. It contains a number of his drawings and paintings.
 
Gallery pictures: Flaming June - Lord Frederick Leighton, A Bather - Lord Frederick Leighton, Invocation - Lord Frederick Leighton, The Garden of the Hesperides, Wedded, by Lord Frederick Leighton, Greek Girls Picking up Pebbles by the Sea, Faticida, by Lord Frederick Leighton, Biondina, by Lord Frederick Leighton, Winding The Skein 1878, Study: At A Reading Desk 1877, Idyll 1880-81, The Painter's Honeymoon 1863-64
 
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