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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Architecture, Painting and Sculpture Protected by Athena... - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Architecture, Painting and Sculpture Protected by Athena...
The Syracusan Bride leading Wild Animals in Procession... - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
The Syracusan Bride leading Wild Animals in Procession...
Alexandra Leighton (Mrs. Sutherland Orr) - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Alexandra Leighton (Mrs. Sutherland Orr)
A Girl Feeding Peacocks - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
A Girl Feeding Peacocks
Sisters - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Sisters
Greek Girls Playing At Ball - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Greek Girls Playing At Ball
A Condottiere - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
A Condottiere
Orpheus and Euridice - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Orpheus and Euridice
Clytie 2 - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Clytie 2
Eucharis - A Girl with a Basket of Fruit - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Eucharis - A Girl with a Basket of Fruit
Bianca - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Bianca
The Spirit Of The Summit - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
The Spirit Of The Summit

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