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Lord Frederic Leighton (1830-1896), was one of the most famous British artists of the nineteenth century. The recipient of many national and international awards and honours, he was well acquainted with members of the royal family and with most of the great artists, writers and politicians of the late Victorian era.

He was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire to a medical family. His father was a doctor, and his grandfather had been the primary physician to the Russian royal family in St. Petersburg, where he amassed a large fortune. Leighton's career was always cushioned by this family wealth, his father paying him an allowance throughout his life. Leighton's parents were worried about his choice of career as he wrote in a letter of 1879, "My parents surrounded me with every facility to learn drawing, but, strongly discountenanced the idea of my being an artist unless I could be eminent in art".


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Captive Andromache - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Captive Andromache
Venus Disrobing For The Bath - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Venus Disrobing For The Bath
Hercules Wrestling With Death For The Body Of Alcestis - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Hercules Wrestling With Death For The Body Of Alcestis
Acme And Septimus - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Acme And Septimus
Flaming June - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Flaming June
Daedalus And Icarus - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Daedalus And Icarus
The Painter's Honeymoon - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
The Painter's Honeymoon
May Sartoris - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
May Sartoris
The Reconciliation Of The Montagues And Capulets Over... - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
The Reconciliation Of The Montagues And Capulets Over...
Clytie - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Clytie
A Bather - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
A Bather
The Fisherman And The Syren - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
The Fisherman And The Syren
Actaea, the Nymph of the Shore - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Actaea, the Nymph of the Shore
Return Of Persephone - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Return Of Persephone
Pavonia - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Pavonia
Vestal - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Vestal
Winding The Skein - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Winding The Skein
Idyll - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Idyll
Perseus And Andromeda - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Perseus And Andromeda
Girl - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Girl
Wedded - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Wedded
At The Fountain - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
At The Fountain
Bacchante - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Bacchante
The Bath Of Psyche - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
The Bath Of Psyche
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