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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Return Of Persephone - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Return Of Persephone
A Bather - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
A Bather
Winding The Skein - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Winding The Skein
The Bath Of Psyche - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
The Bath Of Psyche
Vestal - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Vestal
Pavonia - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Pavonia
Idyll - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Idyll
Wedded - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Wedded
A Roman Lady (or La Nanna) - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
A Roman Lady (or La Nanna)
Girl - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Girl
Perseus And Andromeda - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Perseus And Andromeda
Helen of Troy - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Helen of Troy

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