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Frederic Leighton

Biography of Frederic Leighton: – Born in Scarborough to Augusta Susan and Dr. Frederic Septimus Leighton – Grandfather, Sir James Boniface Leighton, was physician to […]

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Biography of Frederic Leighton:
– Born in Scarborough to Augusta Susan and Dr. Frederic Septimus Leighton
– Grandfather, Sir James Boniface Leighton, was physician to Russian tsars
– Received artistic training in Europe from von Steinle and Giovanni Costa
– Lived in Rome, Paris, and London; traveled extensively across Europe and to North Africa
– President of Royal Academy and key figure in British sculpture renaissance

Involvement with Artists Rifles:
– Enrolled in 38th Middlesex (Artists) Rifle Volunteer Corps in 1860
– Promoted to command a Company within a few months
– Elected to command the Artists Rifles in 1869
– Resigned as commanding officer in 1883
– Funeral procession past a guard of honor formed by the Artists Rifles

Honours and Titles:
– Associate of the Royal Academy in 1864
– President of the Royal Academy in 1878
– Knight Bachelor in 1878
– Created a baronet in 1886
– Created a baron in 1896

Selected Works by Frederic Leighton:
– ‘Death of Brunelleschi’ (1852), oil on canvas
– ‘The Fisherman and the Siren’ (c.1856–58)
– ‘Cimabues Celebrated Madonna Is Carried in Procession Through the Streets of Florence’ (1853–55)
– ‘The Discovery of Juliet Apparently Lifeless’ (c.1858)
– ‘The Villa Malta, Rome’ (1860s), oil on canvas

Legacy and Museum:
– Leighton was the first painter to be given a peerage
– His house in Holland Park is now the Leighton House Museum
– The museum contains his drawings, paintings, and art collection
– Features works by Old Masters and contemporaries
– Centrepiece is the Arab Hall, featured in Cornucopia magazine

Frederic Leighton (Wikipedia)

Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton, PRA (3 December 1830 – 25 January 1896), known as Sir Frederic Leighton between 1878 and 1896, was a British Victorian painter, draughtsman, and sculptor. His works depicted historical, biblical, and classical subject matter in an academic style. His paintings were enormously popular and expensive, during his lifetime, but fell out of critical favour for many decades in the early 20th century.[citation needed]


The Lord Leighton

Frederic Leighton, Self-portrait, 1880
Born
Frederic Leighton

(1830-12-03)3 December 1830
Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died25 January 1896(1896-01-25) (aged 65)
Kensington, London, England
Education
Known forPainting and sculpture
Notable workFlaming June
MovementAcademicism, Pre-Raphaelite and British Aestheticism
Awards
Signature
Sir Frederic's signature

Leighton was the bearer of the shortest-lived peerage in history; after only one day, his hereditary peerage became extinct upon his death.

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