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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Study for the two nymphs in Idyll - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Study for the two nymphs in Idyll
Study for 'The Spirit of the Summit' - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Study for 'The Spirit of the Summit'
Red Mountains, Desert, Egypt - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Red Mountains, Desert, Egypt
Sansone (Samson) - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Sansone (Samson)
Study Of A Bust Of The Poet Bellini - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Study Of A Bust Of The Poet Bellini
Study For 'Weaving The Wreath' - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Study For 'Weaving The Wreath'
Study of a woman's head in profile - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Study of a woman's head in profile
Study: At a Reading Desk - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Study: At a Reading Desk
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...

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