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FREDERIC LEIGHTON, LORD LEIGHTON OF STRETTON, P.R.A.
1830-1896

Leighton was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, and studied painting on the continent in Germany, France and Italy. He came to prominence in England when Cimabue's Madonna was exhibited at the RA in 1855. From then on he had a lucrative and successful career becoming President of the RA (1878-96) and raised to the peerage on the day before his death. His elaborate and splendid London home in Holland Park Road is now Leighton House Museum.

 

 The Widow's Prayer
 Studies of a Woman carrying a Round Pitcher
 Sketch for At The Fountain
 Study of a Draped Female Figure for At The Dance
 Study of a Dancing Man for At The Dance
 Study of Flowing Hair for Summer Slumber

 

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