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 Countess Brownlow - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
The Countess Brownlow
Amarilla - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Amarilla
Sibyl - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Sibyl
The Syracusan Bride - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
The Syracusan Bride
Phoebe - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Phoebe
A Nile Woman - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
A Nile Woman
The Death Of Brunelleschi - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
The Death Of Brunelleschi
Mrs James Guthrie - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Mrs James Guthrie
Jonathan's Token To David - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Jonathan's Token To David
The Daphnephoria - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
The Daphnephoria
Music Lesson - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Music Lesson
Drapery Study Of The Seated Girls Watching The Festival... - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Drapery Study Of The Seated Girls Watching The Festival...

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