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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A Noble Lady of Venice - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
A Noble Lady of Venice
An Italian Lady - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
An Italian Lady
Nausicaa - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Nausicaa
Solitude - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Solitude
Mother And Child - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Mother And Child
Study, At a Reading Desk - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Study, At a Reading Desk
The Return of Persephone  1891 - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
The Return of Persephone 1891
Golden Hours 1864 - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Golden Hours 1864
'And the sea gave up the dead which were in it' - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
'And the sea gave up the dead which were in it'
Faticida - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Faticida
Odalisque - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Odalisque
Architecture, Painting and Sculpture Protected by Athena... - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Architecture, Painting and Sculpture Protected by Athena...

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