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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Young Girl - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Young Girl
Music Lesson - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Music Lesson
Dante in Exile [detail: right] - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Dante in Exile [detail: right]
Study Of A Lemon Tree - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Study Of A Lemon Tree
Desdemona - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Desdemona
A View in Spain - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
A View in Spain
Letty - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Letty
Sybil - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Sybil
Psamathe - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Psamathe
The Golden Hours - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
The Golden Hours
Portrait - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Portrait
Joseph Of Arimathea - Lord Frederick Leighton - www.frederic-leighton.org
Joseph Of Arimathea

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