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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The Antique Juggling Girl - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
The Antique Juggling Girl
Venus Disrobing - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Venus Disrobing
Elijah In The Wilderness - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Elijah In The Wilderness
Captive Andromache [detail: left] - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Captive Andromache [detail: left]
Cimabue's Celebrated Madonna - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Cimabue's Celebrated Madonna
The Garden Of The Hesperides - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
The Garden Of The Hesperides
Girl In Green - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Girl In Green
Lachrymae - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Lachrymae
The Maid With The Yellow Hair - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
The Maid With The Yellow Hair
Courtyard of a Mosque at Broussa - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Courtyard of a Mosque at Broussa
Dante in Exile [detail: left] - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Dante in Exile [detail: left]
Amarilla - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Amarilla

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