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Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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Painter and sculptor born in Scarborough. Leighton received academic training in various European cities. His first exhibited work, Cimabue's Madonna, painted in Rome in 1855, was a triumph at the Royal Academy's exhibition and its success marked Leighton as one of the most promising artists of his generation. He was elected President of the RA in 1878 and became one of the most successful holders of the office.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London

  • Date

    1881

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    99.7 x 76.1 cm

  • Accession number

    1049

  • Acquisition method

    Given by George Frederick Watts, 1896

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